The Nights Before Christmas
This lavishly produced hardback 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.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 212 x 260 x 26mm | 1,238g
- 01 Aug 2017
- Andersen Press Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Full colour illustrations throughout
"What unifies all the stories are Ross's distinctive illustrations, which convey joy, sorrow, menace and mischief on every page."
"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 *
About Tony Ross
Various Authors (Author) VariousTony Ross (Illustrator) Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams' best-selling children's books. Tony's books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK's libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Macclesfield.