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The Twelve Days Of Christmas [Kindle Edition]

Gennady Spirin
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 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.

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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: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #507,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
"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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3 of 3 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 perfect find February 12, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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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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
By AAS
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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
By KJWR
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 7, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
added onto my newborn baby's book collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by cassy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I like this book because of the pretty pictures and The nice head line.I think you're kids will like this book.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon kindle fire reader
5.0 out of 5 stars GORGEOUS book!
Gorgeously done, and with magnificent illustrations. I buy a Christmas book every year for my two kids so that when they're grown, they'll have their own "Christmas... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Catherine S. Vodrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This book will be a keeper to share with our ggrands. The illustrations are so detailed that it's a delight to look at and find more to enjoy.
Published 11 months ago by bjsw
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice illustrations to accompany a well known song
My daughters really like this song. This book provides nice illustrations to go along with the words. The paintings are intricate and beautiful.
Published 17 months ago by Crestviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful art!
This carol has been a favorite for decades. Now there is a wonderful visual representation for decades to come. A treasure.
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Family Gift for Christmas
We all know the song (or, now how it goes) but this adds pictures to the entire thing. For the kids, it sure makes this a little easier to visualize and understand. Read more
Published 19 months ago by James Duckett
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous
Such beautiful illustrations for a classic song. My daughter and I enjoyed reading it during the 12 days of Christmas.
Published 20 months ago by Rebecca Wason
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