Michael Foreman's Classic Christmas Tales by Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman's Classic Christmas Tales

Written by Michael Foreman

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Michael Foreman has chosen a magical mixture of stories and verses evoking the festive season for his beautifully presented Classic Christmas Tales. Magically brought to life with Michael’s stunning illustrations, this is a timeless book that can be shared with family and friends alike for many Christmas’s to come.


Michael Foreman's Classic Christmas Tales by Michael Foreman

The perfect festive family book - A must-have treasury of seasonal cheer for children and adults alike, beautifully illustrated by one of the best-loved artists working today.

All the classic Christmas songs, poems, and stories that you need for a wonderful holiday season Includes: 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', 'Good King Wenceslas', 'The Snow Man' (Hans Christian Andersen), 'On the Prairie' (excerpt from Laura Ingalls Wilder), 'The Gift of the Magi', 'Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening', 'Christmas Underground' (excerpt from The Wind in the Willows), 'The Night Before Christmas' and many more.

About the Author

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.

He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.

He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.

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120 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Anova Books

Publication date

17th October 2013




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