The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Ray

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With luminous artwork full of elaborate detail, the acclaimed Jane Ray brings new life to a classic holiday song.

In this lushly illustrated interpretation of the familiar Christmas carol, each spread offers surprises for the eye as nostalgic city scenes depict a multiethnic cast of characters bustling with packages and sprucing up their homes for the holidays. But at one home in particular, an endless succession of gifts keeps arriving: birds of all stripes, ladies dancing aboard a brightly bedecked boat, lords leaping on rooftops, and pipers piping up and down stairs. Filled with intricate patterns and whimsical flourishes, Jane Ray's gorgeous artwork is the perfect match for this wonderfully cumulative tale.
 

About Jane Ray

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Jane Ray is the author-illustrator of THE DOLLHOUSE FAIRY, THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS, and a 3D novelty edition of SNOW WHITE. She is also the illustrator of CLASSIC FAIRY TALES by Berlie Doherty. Jane Ray lives in London.
 
Published September 27, 2011 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography.

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The lovely cover of this exquisite interpretation of the classic song draws readers in immediately with its soft pink background and delicate pear tree next to a cup of tea and a letter hinting at the delightful story inside.

Aug 18 2011 | Read Full Review of The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Jane Ray’s work has gained her acclaim both in the UK and abroad and The Twelve Days of Christmas will surely do the same.

Jun 10 2011 | Read Full Review of The Twelve Days of Christmas

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I liked how the cover’s predominant rosy pink is a departure from the usual red and green palette of holiday books.

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