The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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You may think you know this carol, but the breathtaking talent of Laurel Long brings it to life as never before. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and the many other secrets tucked into each stunning illustration. Laurel Long's unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure to be cherished and the perfect gift for the Christmas season.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 228 x 274 x 24mm | 1,059.98g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PUFFIN
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • full colour illustrations
  • 0147512867
  • 9780147512864
  • 147,029

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Praise for Laurel Long's The Twelve Days of Christmas "Here's a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers."--The New York Times ""Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down."--The Wall Street Journal * "Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy."--Booklist "This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility."--Kirkus Reviews "Long's lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special."--School Library Journal Praise for Laurel Long s The Twelve Days of Christmas Here s a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers. The New York Times Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down. The Wall Street Journal * Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol. Publishers Weekly, starred review An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy. Booklist This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility." Kirkus Reviews Long s lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special. School Library Journal" Praise for Laurel Long's The Twelve Days of Christmas "Here's a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers."--The New York Times ""Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down."--The Wall Street Journal * "Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy."--Booklist "This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility."--Kirkus Reviews "Long's lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special."--School Library Journal
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About Laurel Long

Laurel Long is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children, including Hans Brinker by Bruce Coville, and The Magic Nesting Doll by Jacqueline K. Ogburn. She is a professor of art at California State University, Northridge, and lives in Southern California with her family. Visit her online at www.laurellong.com.
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Review Text

Praise for Laurel Long's The Twelve Days of Christmas :

"Here's a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers."
- The New York Times

""Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down."
- The Wall Street Journal

"Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol."
- Publishers Weekly , starred review

"An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy."
- Booklist

"This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Long's lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special."
- School Library Journal
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Rating details

319 ratings
4.36 out of 5 stars
5 58% (186)
4 24% (78)
3 13% (42)
2 3% (10)
1 1% (3)
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