A Joyful Christmas

A Treasury of New and Classic Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holiday

Compiled and illustrated by James Ransome

Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

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Filled with new and beloved poems, stories, songs, and more, here is a beautiful collection of prose and verse that celebrates the Christmas season. You'll find the classics here, such as Silent Night, Deck the Halls, and The Twelve Days of Christmas, as well as new stories by the talents of Pam Munoz Ryan, Joseph Bruchac, Katherine Paterson, Nancy Willard, and others. This evocative treasury depicts the holiday season in all its warmth and glory.

Complete 80-page book features

  • 30 selections with full-color artwork
  • Musical arrangements for such well-loved songs as "Silent Night," "Joy to the World," "Deck the Halls," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "We Three Kings of Orient Are," and "Jingle, Bells"
  • Much-loved pieces by Christina Rossetti, Langston Hughes, and Aileen Fisher
  • 15 new holiday contributions by the talents of Joseph Bruchac, Deborah Hopkinson, Katherine Paterson, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and Nancy Willard
  • A special Christmas message from James Ransome
  • A colorful ribbon marker
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    Compiled and illustrated by James Ransome

    James Ransome is the award-winning illustrator of over twenty books for children. He is a two-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for The Creation and Uncle Jed’s Barbershop. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, James lives with his family in upstate New York. A lover of the Christmas season himself, James set out to create a universal treasury for readers of all ages.

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    A Joyful Christmas
    A Treasury of New and Classic Songs, Poems, and Stories for the Holiday
    Compiled and illustrated by James Ransome

    Hardcover

    Hardcover
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books
    September 2010
    Hardcover
    ISBN: 9780805066210
    ISBN10: 0805066217
    Storybook
    8 1/2 x 11 inches, 80 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
    Age Range: 5 to 8
    Grade Range: k to 3
    $19.99
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