The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Format
Hardcover
Price
$16.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780803733572
  • 32 Pages
  • Dial Books
  • 3-7 years

Overview

The astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day brings a new gift elegantly rendered. And like in the verses of the song, the previous gifts are repeated in every illustration, giving this striking artwork a hidden aspect, culminating in a staggering spread featuring them all. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and all the rest, secretly tucked into each stunning painting.

Laurel Long’s unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure that will be cherished for years to come.

Praise

“Here’s a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers.” — New York Times

“Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down.” — The Wall Street Journal

* “Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy.” — Booklist

“This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility." — Kirkus

“Long’s lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special.” — School Library Journal

“This book is a beautiful introduction to the song for young children; an engaging book for older children; and a book that makes those already familiar with the traditional song more thoughtful.” — WNY Family Magazine
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