From a partridge in a pear tree to 12 drummers
drumming, a beautifully illustrated celebration of the most festive
time of the year.
One of the most popular holiday songs of all time, "The Twelve
Days of Christmas" probably originated in France during the late
Middle Ages and became popular in England as a chant sung without
music. The 12 days are traditionally those following Christmas,
with the last day being the end of the season. Over the years the
lyrics have changed but the song remains a perennial favorite,
recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Alvin and the
My True Love Gave to Me is an
exquisitely illustrated edition of the song''s famous lyrics,
featuring the art of Scott McKowen, an award-winning illustrator
and graphic designer. Each "day" is accompanied by a richly
detailed-and often whimsical-full-page scratchboard illustration of
its grand and unusual gift.
Populated by a partridge, turtle doves, French hens, calling
birds, golden rings, geese, swans, maids a-milking, ladies dancing,
lords a-leaping, pipers piping and drummers drumming,
My True Love Gave to Me makes a perfect
gift for yourself and those you love.