The Twelve Days of Christmas
Dodd, Mead, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
"On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree."
For many centuries young and old alike have been singing about the maids a-milking, the lords a-leaping, and a partridge in a pear tree. A Christmas carol, a parlor game, and a delightful counting song-The Twelve Days of Christmas- is indeed a favorite of the holiday season.
In this book, sumptuously illustrated by Jan Brett, all the splendid images of The Twelve Days of Christmas come joyously alive. Look closely and you'll see not only the extravagant gifts given by a suitor to his lady, but a love story, a family's busy Christmas preparations, "Merry Christmas" in eleven languages, and a veritable menagerie of charming creatures.
Jan Brett's exquisitely detailed illustrations so rich in traditional folk motifs, make this book a visual treat to be enjoyed over and over again.
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Review: The Twelve Days of ChristmasUser Review - Cameron Thompson - Goodreads
This book is based off the favorite holiday carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas". However, this version is a little different. In the book 'Merry Christmas" is written in eleven languages, and a vast ... Read full review
Review: The Twelve Days of ChristmasUser Review - Sarah Stumphf - Goodreads
Classic song in poem form, beautifully illustrated. Read full review