The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Paperback | October 16, 2014

byLaurel LongIllustratorLaurel Long

not yet rated|write a review
“Here’s a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers.”
The New York Times
 
The astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day brings a new gift elegantly rendered. And like in the verses of the song, the previous gifts are repeated in every illustration, giving this striking artwork a hidden aspect, culminating in a staggering spread featuring them all. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and all the rest, secretly tucked into each stunning painting.

Laurel Long's unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure that will be cherished for years to come.
 
“Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
* “Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.96 online
$9.99 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

“Here’s a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers.”—The New York Times The astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day bri...

Laurel Long is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children, including Hans Brinker by Bruce Coville, and The Magic Nesting Doll by Jacqueline K. Ogburn. She is a professor of art at California State University, Northridge, and lives in Southern California with her family. Visit her online at www.laurellong.com.

other books by Laurel Long

The Legend of Holly Claus
The Legend of Holly Claus

Kobo ebook|Oct 30 2012

$6.19 online$7.99list price(save 22%)
Manual of Grasses for North America
Manual of Grasses for North America

Kobo ebook|Sep 30 2007

$68.69 online$89.17list price(save 22%)
Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.5 × 9 × 0.11 inPublished:October 16, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0147512867

ISBN - 13:9780147512864

Customer Reviews of The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Laurel Long’s The Twelve Days of Christmas: “Here’s a song whose lyrics everyone knows and that therefore demands something spectacular to distinguish it. This version, sumptuously illustrated by Long, certainly delivers.”—The New York Times ““Ms. Long has secreted lyrical clues within each picture that children will relish hunting down.”—The Wall Street Journal * “Long expertly weaves religious and secular images into a visually arresting interpretation of the traditional carol.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review “An accomplished visual interpretation with a playful element for children to enjoy.”—Booklist “This version has a dreamy, fairy-tale sensibility."—Kirkus Reviews “Long’s lyrical and lush oil paintings, reminiscent of Russian icon art, combined with a tricky interactive element, make this version of the traditional carol special.”—School Library Journal