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The Twelve Days Of Christmas [Kindle Edition]

Gennady Spirin
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is sung in churches, houses, and concert halls throughout the Christmas season. It would be hard to imagine a Christmas celebration without it. From the partridge in the pear tree to the five golden rings to the twelve drummers drumming, carolers enjoy taking turns singing different verses.

Gennady Spirin's sumptuous paintings bring new life and spectacular beauty to this classic song, making it a gift to be treasured at Christmastime. An Illustrator's Note is included which addresses the song's origin and history.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 4–This holiday favorite is brought to life through Spirin's gorgeous illustrations. The last pages include the score as well as a note about the song's historical origins. Oval paintings act as windows containing the art, while text on the opposite page is framed by an ornamental garland from a pear tree. The elaborately detailed and exquisitely executed artwork, rendered in watercolor and colored pencil, has a Renaissance feel. Roman numerals are placed on the tree or the base of the tree planter to indicate which day is being celebrated. As the oval inset fills with calling birds, golden rings, swans-a-swimming, etc., readers will enjoy trying to count all the gifts. A must-have.–Diane Olivo-Posner, Los Angeles Public Library END

About the Author

Gennady Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3846 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (December 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DOOS7U
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a lavishly illustrated, illuminated edition of the popular Christmas carol of the same title, plus some historical background and insights into the origins of the carol. Medieval-style enriched gold-framed paintings adorn each verse of the lovely old carol, and a full copy of the lyrics and piano music capture the spirit of Christmas at the end of the book. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" will enchant children and adults of all ages especially at the holiday season's time of fulfillment.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Twelve Days of Christmas January 10, 2010
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The pictures are absolutely gorgeous...I have other books by the same illustrator and they are simply beautiful....feast for the eyes!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect find February 12, 2014
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My grandson wanted me to sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" every time he spent the night with me. He added more and more each time, until he learned the whole thing. Then his Campfire group had a lesson over music, and Charlie was able to share his favorite song! I had found this book and gotten it for him for Christmas, so he had a gorgeous visual to accompany his "show-and-tell." This book was worth twice what I paid for it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Create a Tradition for your Family December 20, 2012
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This is a nice presentation of the beloved 12 days of Christmas that delighted my young nephews, ages 2 1/2 and 16 months. They were taken with the beautiful pictures and excited when they were able to identify the small changes in each following page. And they wanted it read over, and over and over. What a wonderful way to introduce this classic to a new generation.

The high quality paper and luminous illustrations will make this a special way to celebrate each Christmas as they grow older. This is a perfect pre-Christmas gift for the small children in your life.

Although the song is originally French, by the death of Dickens it was published in Great Britain where it became an instant tradition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift for Christmas! October 22, 2013
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Gennady Spirin is one of the most talented illustrators in modern history, and this lovely version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" captures the classic spirit of the song with exquisite illustrations. I have been collecting his works for years, and have bought this book in multiple copies, to give to friends and family for Christmas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Christmas Song December 23, 2013
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Illustrated in an old world style, this book recites the lyrics to the 12 Days of Christmas. It also includes a history of the song at the end. That is pretty much it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice! December 22, 2013
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Thanks for the book that tells it all! This will be a family treasure and will be read each year at Christmas.
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Stunning pictures illustrating the lyrics to the tried and true Christmas song. Book is well bound and printed on thick glossy paper. Beautiful colors and sharp print make reading this book a treat for all ages. Pictures held attention of preschoolers and had enough detail to delight our teen and adults family members as well. Will remain a family classic for year's to come. Will also be an excellent gift to share.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures to the original song lyrics
Nice book with lovely photos; it is really just the words to the song, written out with pictures. The adults all "sang" the book together on Christmas morning and the kids... Read more
Published 10 days ago by J. Minnitti
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless treasure
I got this book for my three year old granddaughter before Christmas. She was entranced. We read it; her parents read it to her. Read more
Published 11 days ago by alwaysmama
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I was able to download it in time for ...
Really cute Christmas story to read to the kids. Glad I was able to download it in time for the holidays, my 4 year old loved hearing it.
Published 12 days ago by Heather H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 17 days ago by Paul G
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty book!
Very lovely book with exquisite illustrations. Highly recommended to never who wants to get in the Christmas spirit no matter the time of year.
Published 26 days ago by DW
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
beautifully illustrated
Published 26 days ago by Erwin Hargrove
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 golden rings......
Great Xmas item for my nieces.
Published 29 days ago by David M. Hoffman
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth a $1
this book is not worth the $1 I paid for it. wish I c would get . my money back.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review
The lyrics of the famous Christmas song with some beautiful art. My son was entranced. Not the greatest to see on the Kindle, but it still worked.
Published 1 month ago by Lilac Wolf and Stuff
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Christmas Keepsake : )
I bought this book for Christmas and based upon the other reviews about the beautiful illustrations. I'm so glad I did! The book is beautiful and now a keepsake. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mymiraclesmom
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