The Kingfisher Book of Classic Christmas Stories

The Kingfisher Book of Classic Christmas Stories

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Traditional favourites, legends from around the world and modern retellings of classic Christmas stories feature in this sparkling collection. Charming stories, whether familiar or less well known, will entertain readers of all ages, and get them into a festive mood. This beautiful book has been carefully compiled to appeal to both boys and girls. It will find a place in any home. Funny and sad, magical and mysterious, these stories and their stunning illustrations capture the true spirit of Christmas.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 240 x 280 x 15mm | 355.55g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0753412934
  • 9780753412930
  • 784,675

About Ian Whybrow

Ian Whybrow is an award-winning author with over sixty picture books and novels to his credit. Described as "a major talent" (T.E.S.), he won the UKRA award, the 1996 TBS Birmingham Children's Book Award and the Talkies Award for Best Book and Tape (with Griff Rhys Jones) for Little Wolf's Book of Badness (HarperCollins). Quacky Quack Quack (Walker) was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and Harry and the Snow King (Levinson) was Waterstone's Book of the Month. Little Farmer Joe and A Baby for Grace (Kingfisher) have received widespread praise. Ian is married with two daughters and divides his time between Harrow and Hertfordshire.show more

Table of contents

The First Christmas - Anne Adeney; Old Pierre's Christmas Visitors: a French legend - Fiona Waters; The Elves and the Shoemaker: a German fairy tale - The Brothers Grimm; A Very Big Cat: a Norse legend - Nora Clarke; Becky's Christmas Dream - Louisa May Alcott; The Nutcracker - Antonia Barber; Christmas Every Day - William Dean Howells; The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner (from A Christmas Carol) - Charles Dickens; Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket - L. M. Montgomery; Christmas at Mole End (from The Wind in the Willows) - Kenneth Grahame; A Gift from the Heart: a Mexican legend - Saviour Pirotta; The Story of St Nicholas: a Dutch legend - Ann Pilling; Befana and the Three Wise Men: an Italian legend - Vivian French; The Fir Tree: a Scandinavian fairy tale - Hans Christian Andersen.show more

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