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The Twelve Days of Christmas Hardcover – October 13, 1989
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Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I truly loved this book as a child, and even now as an adult (I'm 20). I'm writing this review from memory, if that shows how much of an impact this book had on me.
The words and music to this song are on the first few pages. From there on, the main idea of each verse is illustrated in the center panel on two pages, while the side panels depict the other part of the verse. For instance, on the first day, you are shown a partridge bird sitting in the pear tree, while the side panels show "the true love", the young man riding his horse to his fair lady's house. This young man is courting his fair lady, and each day he gives her another present; each day, the amount, or the number increases.
As the story goes on, you see that he has captured her heart and once they marry and have children, the story continues on, for twelve days of gift-giving. The author illustrator, has such fine skills in illustrating the animals, and provides details for all the illustrations.
Even the top panels over the main page, hold simple but definite illustrations of exactly what the gift for that day is. While it's a small book, it's a possible idea for a table-setting for all those invited to dinner. Here's to many more Christmas celebrations!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Jan Brett and her talents. Great take on this classic poem.Published 7 months ago by Laura Beard
My wife wanted to pick this one up, primarily for the quality of the illustrations. They are absolutely exquisite, presenting a gorgeous view of the components of each of the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Reggie L. Oyler
I like Jan Brett as an author as well as an illustrator. I have read several of her books and have liked each of them. Read morePublished 15 months ago by PeggySmith
I bought a few copies to give to friends at a 12th Night Party. They have lovely pictures and were a big hit.Published 18 months ago by Laura W.