A centuries-old favorite holiday carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was one of the first to celebrate the secular tradition of gift-giving. This sumptuously illustrated version features not only the gifts of a suitor to his true love but a loving family's Christmas preparations, how to say "Merry Christmas" in 12 different language, and a vast array of charming woodland animals.
"Christmas can look a whole lot different under sopping-wet, flannel-gray skies, with evergreen trees dotting the landscape year round! Welcome to the land of ferry horns, salmon, and the West Coast hipster. This humorous holiday picture book for grownups celebrates the special quirkiness that only the American Northwest can offer"--
My dearest darling- That partridge, in that lovely little pear tree! What an enchanting, romantic, poetic present! Bless you and thank you. Your deeply loving Emily Everyone knows the 'Twelve days of Christmas', but not as rewritten by John Julius Norwich in this delightful correspondence, which records the daily thank-you letters from one increasingly bemused young lady to her unseen admirer. And who but Quentin Blake could exploit the full comic possibilities of this hilarious debacle as first birds, then maids and finally the full percussion section of the Liverpool Philharmonic create mayhem in the calm of an English country Christmas?
Following the success of Monday's Child, Deborah Brady has composed original works based on the poetry of the traditional carol. This set of pieces is terrific for seasonal recitals, especially if performed by several students. 13 solos: Twelve Days of Christmas * A Partridge in a Pear Tree * Two Turtle Doves * Three French Hens * Four Calling Birds * Five Gold Rings * Six Geese A-Laying * Seven Swans A-Swimming * Eight Maids A-Milking * Nine Ladies Dancing * Ten Lords A-Leaping * Eleven Pipers Piping * Twelve Drummers Drumming.
Through letters and a funny story based on the classic Christmas song, popular illustrator Remkiewicz takes youngsters on a holiday trip to Florida while presenting fun facts about the Sunshine State. Full color.
Happy holidays from coast to coast! Through lively, chatty letters home, each book--written and illustrated by authors and illustrators living in the featured area--follows a child on a holiday vacation, conveying fascinating, kid-friendly facts about where they can go and what they can do.
On the first day of Christmas, the Island gave to me, an owl in a Lilly Pilly tree . Australia's Christmas Island is home to hundreds of species of birds, native plants and wildlife, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. In this version of the much-loved Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, we count down to Christmas and celebrate the unique birds that live on this wild and remote island. From the bright-red plumage of the Frigatebird to the iridescent green of the Emerald Dove, these vibrant birds capture the essence of the festive season, making The Twelve Days of Christmas Island a uniquely Australian Christmas book to be cherished and read year after year.
What do eleven lords a-leaping have to do with Jesus' disciples? In the well-known carol, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' the lyrics were used to teach children Christian doctrine during a time of persecution in sixteenth-century England. The partridge, turtledoves, French hens, calling birds, and other images all symbolized elements of the Christian faith. In The Real Twelve Days of Christmas, you'll learn the history of the lyrics and gain a new appreciation for this familiar carol.
With three pages at the back that feature additional information about the Garden State, a title based on the popular holiday song tells a lively tale in twelve letters about two cousins getting together over Christmas vacation.