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Christmas Carol" Charles Dickens
In the history of English literature, Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, which has been continuously in print since it was first published in the winter of 1843, stands out as the quintessential Christmas story. What makes this charming edition of Dickens's immortal tale so special is the collection of 80 vivid illustrations by Everett Shinn (1876-1953). Shinn, a well-known artist in his time, was a popular illustrator of newspapers and magazines whose work displayed a remarkable affinity for the stories of Charles Dickens, evoking the bustling street life of the mid-1800s. Printed on heavy, cream-colored paper stock, the edges of the pages have been left rough, simulating the way in which the story might have appeared in Dickens's own time. Though countless editions of this classic have been published over the years, this one stands out as particularly beautiful, nostalgic, and evocative of the spirit of Christmas.
"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" Dr. Seuss
The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! / Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason." Dr. Seuss's small-hearted Grinch ranks right up there with Scrooge when it comes to the crankiest, scowling holiday grumps of all time. For 53 years, the Grinch has lived in a cave on the side of a mountain, looming above the Whos in Whoville. The noisy holiday preparations and infernal singing of the happy little citizens below annoy him to no end. The Grinch decides this frivolous merriment must stop. His "wonderful, awful" idea is to don a Santa outfit, strap heavy antlers on his poor, quivering dog Max, construct a makeshift sleigh, head down to Whoville, and strip the chafingly cheerful Whos of their Yuletide glee once and for all.
Earth From The Air" Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
This is not a Christmas related book. So, you may be wondering why I
have featured it in the Christmas Books section. Well, I have done so
because I already have a copy and can tell you without reservation that
if you buy anyone this book for Christmas it will undoubtedly be the
best book they have ever received. It is stunning and at the same time
awe inspiring. It is a truly breathtaking record of the features -
natural and man-made - of our planet.
Book of Christmas Stories and Recipes" By Lena Tabori
little volume would certainly fit into a stocking but I suggest
you make a treat of it before Christmas. It is illustrated with vintage
Victorian images filled with the innocence and magic of Christmas. It
contains two Christmas stories from The Bible, the chapter from
"The Birds' Christmas Carol" where baby Carol gets her name, a
chapter from "Little Women", the famous "Yes, Virginia
There Is a Santa Claus" letter, some Charles Dickens Christmas NOT
from "A Christmas Carol", Eleanor Roosevelt's memory of
Christmas, and Hans Christian Andersen's "The Last Dream of the Old
Oak Tree". Best of all is an excerpt from O. Henry's "Gift of
the Magi." The excerpts will hopefully whet your appetite for the
complete versions of the stories. The scope of this tiny book is just to
"taste" a sample.
Little Book of Christmas Poems and Carols" By
colored little book is a fun way to share a bit of Christmas
anticipation each night in the weeks preceding Christmas. You can easily
tuck your little ones in with a poem or carol from this charming book.
Help build the excitement and understanding of Christmas with the quaint
and touching Victorian illustrations that grace every page. All 19 of
the poems are wonderful nostalgic evocations of the spirit of Christmas
and include the works of many greats like Tennyson, de la Mare,
Shakespeare, Frost, Longfellow, Poe, Rossetti, Masefield and Grahame,
among others. The 18 carols are among the most beloved the world has
ever known and will be familiar and fun for you to share. Lewis Carol's
poem "Christmas Greeting From a Fairy to a Child" has an
illustration of a lovely fairy with a star upon her brow and a long,
sweeping dress lighting the candles on the Christmas tree with her
sparkling wand. See a lively illustration of folks bundled with a cozy
lap robe and wearing their muffs and fur collars out in the sleigh, the
bob-tail horse pulling them jauntily past a frozen pond where
ice-skaters glide, their cheeks and smiles aglow! You will have the
treat of enjoying the other two verses of Jingle Bells when you may have
only known one before. This is a really dear book and will make a lovely
part of any Christmas tradition.'
Gift of the Magi" By O. Henry
'I really enjoyed
this book from start to finish. O. Henry writes about criminals,
dreamers, artists, lovers, and lost souls. Many of these stories have a
New York City setting--he really captures the energy and color of the
city. There are also a Western story ("The Pimienta
Pancakes"), a Southern Gothic tale ("A Municipal
Report"), a story set primarily in a small town in Arkansas
("A Retrieved Reformation"), and a story set in rural Alabama
("The Ransom of Red Chief").
Young Oxford Book of Christmas Poems"
M. Harrison &
Don't be misled by the title. This is a book to be enjoyed by poetry lovers of all ages who are susceptible to the magic of Christmas. Any poetry book that includes W.H.Auden's "Well, So That Is That" can't be just a kid's book. It really is a wonderful collection of Christmas Poetry with works from such poets as Blake, Clare, Donne, Herrick, Stevenson, de la Mare, Hardy and Rosetti as well as more contemporary writers including Dylan Thomas, John Hedgley, Charles Causley, Sylvia Plath, U.A. Fanthorpe and Ted Hughes. This is an excellent source of material for anyone putting together a rehearsed reading as a Christmas Entertainment ......... as of course are theChristmas Poetry and Christmas Prose sections of the Christmas-Time web site.
Oxford Book of Christmas Stories"
by Dennis Pepper.
This is an excellent companion book to the aforementioned "...Oxford Book Of Christmas Poems". What I like about this book is that it contains the work of many writers who may be unfamiliar to the reader. Okay, you will come across such well known names such as Charles Dickens and Laurie Lee, but you're sure to make some new acquaintances. It is somewhat less generously illustrated than its companion but it looks and feels like a nice book. Nice pressy!
'A galaxy of writers and illustrators, a mix of old and new to keep
bookworms happy throughout twelve days and more.' The Sunday Times
This is a lovely book of Christmas poems, suitable
for children as well as adults, It contains many excellent
illustrations and some of the poems included in "Christmas
Pie" are also contained in this book. The editors, Michael
Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, obviously have excellent taste.
by Raymond Briggs
It was on the calendar, December 24th, Christmas Eve, the start of his longest night's work of the year. This book was awarded The Library Association's Kate Greenaway Medal.
|"Twas The Night Before Christmas". Here is a selection of visual interpretations of Clement Clarke Moore's classic poem, by three outstanding illustrators. It recounts the coming of St Nicholas to a New Hampshire village one Christmas Eve in the 1840s. It is a wonderful story known by many us since childhood and captures the timeless magic of that very special evening of the year. All of these books are beautifully illustrated that will add to the delight of the on-looking child as this wonderful poem is read to them. Every home should have a copy.|
Night Before Christmas" Illustrated by Mary Engelbreit
Night Before Christmas"
Illustrated by Christian Birmingham
Jolly Christmas Postman" by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale
characters. There's a card for baby bear, a get-well jigsaw for the
sadly hospitalized Humpty Dumpty and four more surprise envelopes
containing letters and cards.
Very First Christmas Story" by Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe
All the episodes of the traditional nativity, such as Jesus' birth in the stable and the shepherds' visit are told in the simplest words, accompanied by 12 bold and stylish pictures.
Is Coming" by Ailie Busby
Is Coming" is full of Christmas rhymes that children have read,
enjoyed and sung for years, accompanied here by large, amusing, brightly
coloured and lively pictures. This book can be enjoyed by children of
different ages, albeit on different levels. Preschoolers will enjoy it
being read to them, while older children will read it and enjoy the
words for themselves. These favourite Christmas rhymes, such as "I
Saw Three Ships Come Sailing By", "Little Donkey" and
"Frosty the Snowman" combine the traditional with the modern,
never date and can be read and sung time after time, year after year,
making this a book to be used and enjoyed every Christmas. The whole
book is brought to life by the vibrant and enchanting
illustrations created by children's artist, Ailie Busby.--Susan
To Make and Do At Christmas" by Fiona Watt and Ray
Here is an
excellent selection of ideas for drawing, painting and printing cards,
wrapping paper and gift tags for Christmas. It includes an advent
calendar and tree decorations. There are illustrations and photographs
of the finished items, along with over 50 stickers to use with the
Little Big Book of Christmas" Edited by Lena Tabori
Edited by Lena Tabori, designed by Tim Shaner and lavishly illustrated throughout with nineteenth-century artwork, this book will remind you of the origins of Christmas, the roots of modern celebration, and the current significance of the holiday in each of our lives. There have been many successful Christmas titles before The Little Big Book of Christmas, but none so complete, timeless, and delightful, and none in such a beautifully designed format. A great big fat international Christmas book chock-full of stories, songs, biblical verse, Christmas lore, and the best recipes ever, including:
Gospel stories, including those of St. Luke and St. MatthewPoetry of William Shakespeare, John Milton, Robert Frost, Clement Clarke Moore, Ogden Nash, W. H. Auden, and Lewis Carroll.Stories from Louisa May Alcott, Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Dickens, O. Henry, Langston Hughes, Norman Vincent Peale, Lincoln Steffens, and Selma Lagerlof. Christmas lore from Dorothy Thompson, Norman Vincent Peale, and Francis P. Church. Carols galore including "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "Silent Night," "The First Noel," "Joy to the World," and "The Twelve Days of Christmas"
The best holiday recipes, including New England Eggnog, Classic Sugar Cookies, Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Sticks, A Brownie Christmas Tree, Swedish Gingerbread Cookies, Refrigerator Cookies, and Scandinavian Glogg.
Celebrate the joy, beauty, and magic of Christmas with this giant treasury of Jan Brett's best-loved, best-selling books. Universally renowned for her exquisitely framed, highly detailed picture books, Brett captures the essence of winter wonderlands in her stories about hedgehogs, trolls, reindeer, and tow-headed children. The stunning natural settings and enchanting characters are based on the traditions and stories of the countries she has visited, especially Norway and Denmark. This glorious collection includes seven of Brett's snowy classics: The Mitten, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Trouble with Trolls, The Twelve Days of Christmas, The Hat, Christmas Trolls, and The Night Before Christmas.
Christmas Box Miracle"
It began with The Christmas Box, a humble story about a caretaker and his family who befriend a lonely widow at Christmas time. In The Christmas Box Miracle, author Richard Paul Evans offers the back story, showing us how his self- published book became a runaway bestseller. We first meet the author as a young boy, learning about the family and faith that led him to become such as reliable and unpretentious narrator. As it turns out, Evans grew up in a Mormon household amongst a band of taunting brothers and a few childhood ghosts. His mother lost a stillborn daughter when Evans was a toddler. She also suffered from severe depression and suicidal tendencies. This backdrop helps us understand Evans's dedication to bring healing and hope to life. More than a publishing success story, The Christmas Box Miracle speaks about Evans's ability to change readers' lives and foster miracle after miracle. Fans of Evans already know to pull out their handkerchiefs. --Gail Hudson
"The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore
Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa's golden sleigh? Yikes! It's two of Santa's elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways. Beloved illustrator Jan Brett's version of The Night Before Christmas lets these two mischievous elves add their rambunctious spirit to this familiar 1823 rhyming story. Here, Santa and his reindeer land on the snowy roof of a Victorian mansion in New England. While Santa delivers the toys inside, the elves and the reindeer frolic around the lawn, as a pig (earmarked for a girl named Jan) and a few alphabet blocks spill out of sacks into the snow. Santa swiftly reins in the mischief-makers and "away they all flew like the down on a thistle." Brett's richly illustrated borders are lavishly decorated with antique toys, ornaments, and sweet treats, all surrounded with twisting golden ribbons. They also give us a window on the mansion's inhabitants, including the children watching Santa's departure in awe. A sugarplum of a Christmas story, just right for a reading before "a long winter's nap." Marcie Bovetz
"Christmas In Plains" by Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter's Georgia hometown has been the one constant in his life, and he pays tribute to it with Christmas in Plains, a collection of holiday memories from his childhood through his Navy days, his time as Georgia governor and U.S. president, and his very active retirement. As a schoolboy, Carter looked forward to painting many-colored magnolia leaves to mix in with the holly on the mantle. His favorite way to collect mistletoe "usually at the top of oak or pecan trees and on the ends of slender limbs, was to shoot into the clump and let the bullets or buckshot cut off some sprigs." And when his godmother went to Cleveland, Ohio, one December, he asked her to bring back a snowball. It was quite some time before he realized that the large white marble she gave him was not "a real petrified snowball." Carter's memories of holding onto faith during the Christmases of his presidency are often poignant, taking place in the context of the Iranian hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. And his postretirement experiences of Christmas are strangely, comfortingly familiar, characterized by jealousy of in-laws and generosity towards neighbors. --Michael Joseph Gross
"Christmas In Camelot" by Mary Pope Osborne
A cup, a compass, a key: the magic tree house has brought siblings Annie and Jack to Camelot, where they embark on a mysterious mission to find these enigmatic gifts. In this special hardcover addition to the bestselling Magic Tree House series, the young adventurers must travel to the Otherworld, an "ancient, enchanted land beyond the edge of the Earth, the place where all magic began" to save Camelot from dark wizard Mordred's evil spell. If they fail, Camelot will be forgotten forever. Fans of the beloved, highly readable series by Mary Pope Osborne will rise to the challenge of this longer, more complex companion to her other titles, which includeEarthquake in the Early Morning and Twister on Tuesday. As in every story in the sequence, Jack and Annie bravely plunge into their quest, learning about a culture and time very far removed from their own, and prove once again that children can make a difference. (Ages 6 to 9) --Emilie Coulter
"A Very Gothic Christmas" by Christine Feehan
Lady of the Locket" by Melanie George . . . The echoes of history and romance lure Rachel Hudson to Glengarren, the Scottish castle where her parents met many Christmases ago. But it is the portrait of the fierce Highlander Duncan MacGregor that sparks an inexplicable yearning inside her. On a storm-tossed night, as lighting cracks across the castle's turrets, Rachel finds herself face-to-face with MacGregor, astride a mighty stallion. Now, stepping into Rachel's time - and her heart - the warrior from the past is pursued by an ancient evil enemy . . .
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