The Twelve Days of Christmas by Public Domain

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In this festive rendition of the popular Christmas counting song, Vladimir Vagin captures the lavish Christmas celebrations of old with timeless elegance. His detailed, jewellike paintings reflect a unique mix of cultures: the medieval Russian flavor of his native land and the Vermont countryside of his adopted home. This exquisitely crafted parade of ladies, lords, pipers, and drummers is sure to become a cherished part of holiday merrymaking for generations to come. The book includes a musical arrangement and an afterword about the song's origin as a cumulative memory game.

 

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public domain in law, legal availability for public use, free of charge, of materials, processes, devices, skills, and plans that are not protected by copyright or patent, including those on which copyright or patent has lapsed. source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright © 2001-05 Columbia University Press. Vladimir Vagin lived in Russia until he moved to the United States in 1990. Mr. Vagin has illustrated several books for children, including Katherine Paterson’s The King’s Equal and Celia and the Sweet, Sweet Water. He lives in Middletown Springs, VT.
 
Published October 1, 1991 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Fiction

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It may take readers 12 days to fully appreciate Vagin's (The King's Equal) striking watercolor paintings of centuries-ago Christmas revelers making merry in a vibrant wintry setting.

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