The Nights Before Christmas (Paperback)Tony Ross (illustrator)
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This lavishly produced book is the perfect keepsake gift to treasure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by acclaimed illustrator Tony Ross, The Nights Before Christmas has twenty-four classic festive tales, songs and stories to read throughout Advent or keep as a family Christmas anthology. There are festive extracts from much-loved books including A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame; yuletide poems ('A Visit from St. Nicholas') and carols ('Good King Wenceslas'), together with traditional tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. This is the ultimate gift for Christmas.
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 735 g
Dimensions: 235 x 193 x 18 mm
"A book to buy now and read through Advent, to build up anticipation. Superbly chosen anthology. Tony Ross's illustrations are comic and festive." - Culture Sunday Times Christmas Children's Books
"Perfect for bedtime reading-aloud. Lively, lovely illustrations." - Independent on Sunday Year's Best Reads
"A covetable gift book of tales by authors including Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Hans Christian Andersen with plentiful illustrations by the celebrated Tony Ross" - Charlotte Heathcote, Daily Express
"What unifies all the stories are Ross's distinctive illustrations, which convey joy, sorrow, menace and mischief on every page." - Daily Mail Christmas Books 2014
"Beautifully presented collection of seasonal classics." - Irish Times Christmas stories
"Illustrated by Tony Ross with characteristic freshness and verve. A lovely way to count down to Christmas day." - Books for Keeps, Best Books for Christmas
"Beautiful and moving collection with a personal touch." - Lovereading
"Perfect... an advent treat featuring twenty-four classic tales and poems. A book to keep and rediscover each year." - Carousel
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