The Nights Before Christmas
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The Nights Before Christmas

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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.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 208 x 256 x 30mm | 1,239.99g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations throughout
  • 1849395802
  • 9781849395809
  • 13,242

Review quote

"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 *show more

About Tony Ross

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives on the Welsh border.show more

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"Beautifully presented collection of seasonal classics."show more

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