The Kingfisher Treasury of Christmas Stories

The Kingfisher Treasury of Christmas Stories

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A Christmas cavalcade! Here's a festive feast of folktales and contemporary stories by popular and classic authors such as Joan Aiken, Adele Geras, Beverly Cleary, Hans Christian Andersen and Alf Proysen. From traditional tales, such as the story of Brer Rabbit's Christmas dinner and the legend of Baboushka's Christmas gifts to contemporary writing about drama-packed nativity plays and starlit sleigh rides with Santa Claus, this sparkling treasury captures all the magic, excitement and wonder of Christmas. It's an ideal stocking filler!show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 12mm | 254g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753411598
  • 9780753411599
  • 1,732,477

About Sian Hardy

Sian Hardy was a children's book editor for many years before becoming Editor for the highly regarded book club, Books for Children. She has an MA in Children's Literature. Kate Aldous mainly illustrates children's books, working in black & white and watercolours. She has worked for many different publishers, including Kingfisher, Hodder & Stoughton, Oxford University Press, BBC Publications, Methuen and Walker Books.show more

Table of contents

Wake Up Bear... It's Christmas - Stephen Gammell; Gifts - Adele Geras; The Story of the Christmas Rose - A Scandinavian Legend retold by Norah Montgomerie; A Present for Santa Claus - Carolyn Haywood; The Mice and the Christmas Tree - Alf Proysen; Ramona and the Three Wise Persons - Beverly Cleary; Christmas Through a Knothole - Katherine Gibson; The Little Fir Tree - Hans Christian Andersen retold by Alison Carter; The Box - Ann Cameron; The Silver Cup - Joan Aiken; Baboushka - Traditional Russian Tale retold by Nora Clarke; Brer Rabbit's Christmas - Joel Chandler Harris retold by Nora Clarke; The Christmas Whale - Roger Duvoisin; The Christmas Roast - Margaret Rettich translated by Elizabeth D. Crawford; A Very Big Cat - Traditional Norse Tale retold by Nora Clarke; The Fairy Ship - Alison Uttley; Early on Christmas Morning - Lois Lamplugh; Room for a Little One - Maggie Pearson.show more

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"Streets ahead of the competition" - Daily Telegraph "Anthologies for dipping into again and again..." The Sunday Times"show more

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