From traditional tales to Yuletide legends from around the world, this timeless collection of fourteen Christmas classics is perfect for the whole family to share aloud. This festive anthology includes favorite stories such as "The Fir Tree," "The Nutcracker," and "The First Christmas," tales by Louisa May Alcott and L. M. Montgomery, and extracts from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. Each specially selected story features an introduction by award-winning author Ian Whybrow, and is beautifully illustrated to complement its mood and style.
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Ian Whybrow is an award-winning children's book author whose titles include Sammy and the Dinosaurs, Quacky, Quack, Quack, and A Baby for Grace.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-4–This handsome collection of 14 stories includes selections that were previously published and new renditions of old legends and traditional tales. There is a nice balance of well-known classics, such as "The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner" from Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, with lesser-known tales, such as William Dean Howells's 1892 "Christmas Every Day." Other authors include Fiona Waters, Vivian French, and Saviour Pirotta. Whybrow provides a foreword and a cheerful introduction to each selection. While not an essential purchase, the bright illustrations by a variety of artists make this a fine choice for libraries needing another Christmas anthology.–E. M.
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Book Description Kingfisher Books Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0753409925