A favorite song of the Christmas season, illustrated, with musical arrangement included.
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Ilse Plume is a collector and illustrator of traditional songs and folktales from around the world. She is also the illustrator The Farmer in the Dell (also by GodineFrom School Library Journal:
Plume has drawn on her studies of old manuscripts, books of hours, miniatures, and bestiaries, plus her knowledge of Italy to produce a rich tribute to the Italian Renaissance. Paintings, as if executed on old vellum or parchment, depict a young woman in fancy dress and her true love resplendent in garden and household settings enjoying each day's gifts. The text, variously framed, is surrounded by flower embellishments, birds, vines, and other natural bits. Jan Brett's illustrations (Putnam, 1986) have more storytelling appeal; and Irene Trivas' energetic prose version, Emma's Christmas: An Old Song (Orchard, 1988), is more fun. Plume's near-trademark use of purple, gilt, and a full palette of colors makes this an elegant , if somewhat stiff, presentation of the song. Words and music with piano accompaniment and guitar chords in the key of F are included.
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060247371
Book Description Harper & Row, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. In new mylar cover, 1st edition/1st printing. Bookseller Inventory # 34429