'Twas the Night Before Christmas
A carefully recreated, original version of the well-loved Christmas poem. Before 1823, most children outside Holland and Germany didn't even know who Santa was. Then, in 1823, a New York newspaper printed an anonymous poem entitled "An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas". This was the first time many children in America had heard of Santa Claus. Wondering what might happen if they hung their stockings by the chimney, many children did, and were greeted by an array of treats. News of this incredible phenomenon spread quickly. Soon the poem was reprinted all over the world, and Santa Claus has been a very busy man ever since. A beautifully produced 19th century style edition of this popular poem, with atmospheric and gorgeously tactile black and white illustrations.
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens In October 1843, Charles Dickens - heavily in debt and obligated to his publisher - began work on a book to help supplement his family's meager income. That volume, "A Christmas Carol", has long since become one of the most beloved stories in the English language. As much a part of the holiday season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this perennial favorite continues to delight new readers and rekindle thoughts of charity and goodwill. With its characters exhibiting many qualities - as well as failures - often ascribed to Dickens himself, the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors. Journeying with them through Christmases past, present, and future, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warmhearted, and caring human being. Written by one of England's greatest and most popular novelists, "A Christmas Carol" has come to epitomize the true...
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.
A Christmas Journey Wildsmith, Brian After Mary sets out for Bethlehem with Joseph, a Christmas journey for her cat and dog also begins . . . In his enchanting retelling of the Nativity story, Brian Wildsmith brings a host of animals to the stable on the night that Jesus is born. A delightful book to share with children at Christmas time.
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He hates everyone, especially children. But at Christmas three ghosts come to visit him, scare him into mending his ways, and he finds, as he celebrates with Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and their family, that geniality brings its own reward. This finest of all Christmas stories is beautifully illustrated with Arthur Rackham's superb line drawings.
A Christmas Story (Reissue) Wildsmith, Brian A charming retelling of the Nativity through the eyes of a little girl and a donkey. This classic story has deservedly become an enduring favourite with children at Christmas time.
A Christmas Story with Nativity Set (New ed.) Wildsmith, Brian The story of the Nativity is made truly magical in the masterful hands of the acclaimed author, Brian Wildsmith. This beautifully illustrated book, which has been in print since 1989, is a delight to share at Christmas time and it comes with a lovely crib scene to make.
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone; he just wants to be left alone until the "humbug" of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors - his former business partner, followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come - show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. Формат: 13 см х 17,5 см.
A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories Charles Dickens Dicken's most beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. "Every idiot who goes around with "Merry Christmas" on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding". Charles Dickens' tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who is haunted by three spirits and learns the true meaning of Christmas has had, along with Dickens' other Christmas writings, a lasting and significant influence upon our ideas about the season as a time for celebration, charity and memory. "The Penguin English Library" - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
A Peter Rabbit's Christmas Collection Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit's Christmas Collection is full of festive fun. A treasure trove of Christmas delights, this collection includes some of Beatrix Potter's best-known works, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Hidden among these favorites are some of her previously-unpublished Christmas-card illustrations. This beautiful treasury has something for everyone. Beatrix Potter is regarded as one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, published by Frederick Warne in 1902, she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood. Look out for The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, too!
Alfie's Christmas Shirley Hughes Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas. But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day! Alfie has been charming children and parents for generations, but this is his very first Christmas! The perfect gift, covering every Christmas milestone.
Alfie's Christmas Shirley Hughes Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas... But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day!
Amelie and Nanette: Snowflakes and Fairy Wishes Sophie Tilley A glittery Christmas story featuring best friends Amelie and Nanette in this charming series from Sophie Tilley, bestselling illustrator of the Princess Evie's Ponies series.
And Then Comes Christmas Tom Brenner Evoking both winter’s changes to the world outside and well-loved traditions taking place at home with the family, here is a story to encourage readers to curl up with their loved ones and bask in the magic of the Christmas season. From icicles clinging to roofs and houses strung with colourful lights to visiting Santa and hunting for the perfect tree, this classic-in-the-making celebrates all the holiday’s excitement.
Angel Mae and the Christmas Baby Shirley Hughes In this beautiful gift edition of a classic Christmas story by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes, Christmas is coming and Mae Morgan’s mum is expecting a baby. At school. Mae is delighted to be given the part of the Angel Gabriel in the nativity play. But will the new baby steal her glory?
Angelina's Christmas Katharine Holabird Angelina's Christmas is a brilliantly festive story starring everyone's favourite mouse, Angelina! In this fabulously festive story, Angelina and her cousin Henry visit lonely old Mr Bell, the retired village postman. They invite him to Angelina's Christmas show to cheer him up and he appears dressed as Father Christmas, with a sackful of presents for everyone! A brand new Angelina Ballerina story is also available - Big City Ballet - which includes an amazing pop-up stage! Katharine Holabird attended Bennington College in Vermont, USA, and spent three years as a journalist in Italy. She has been writing the Angelina books since 1983. She lived in London with her family for a long time, but is now back in the US, and lives outside New York. Helen Craig is one of the UK's most successful children's illustrators. She became an apprentice photographer aged sixteen and went on to set up her own studio. Helen has illustrated over sixty children's books. She lives in Cambridge.
Certain Poor Shepherds Elizabeth Marshall Thomas The story begins on a cold upland pasture where coarse grass and scrub cedar grew. The hour was midnight. The day was the first of winter. And the year of our Lord was not 1900 or 1600 or even 100. It was 0. On that night a white goat, Ima, and a huge, gray short-haired sheepdog, Lila, were keeping watch over a small flock of young sheep. Bright and dazzling, a star appears behind the cedars on the eastern skyline. It is big and powerful, and it has a pure, clean scent, like something halfway between honey and water. Lila, the sheepdog, and Ima, the goat, are compelled to follow the star on a journey to a humble manger in Bethlehem, a journey beset with danger, adventure, and love. In a story alive with insight and grace, best-selling author Elizabeth Marshall Thomas brings us a striking portrait of the Nativity story from the captivating point of the view of the animal kingdom.
Christmas Mice! Level 1 Bethany Roberts It's Christmastime, and the four holiday mice merrily hang stockings, string popcorn, wrap presents, and sing carols. But while they are busy spreading cheer, what is the cat up to? Beginning readers will be delighted to find out in this easy-to-read holiday book with a clever twist on giving and receiving.
Christmas Time (+ CD)
Ladybird Christmas is a beautiful collection of Christmas stories, songs, and carols. With a retelling of the nativity story and the classic festive tale Twas the Night Before Christmas, it is perfect for sharing with younger children. The accompanying audio CD includes specially recorded material that means all of the family can read along with the stories and sing along with the songs!