The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long


The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long

You may think you know this carol, but the breathtaking talent of Laurel Long brings it to life as never before. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and the many other secrets tucked into each stunning illustration. Laurel Long's unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure to be cherished and the perfect gift for the Christmas season.


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

About the Author

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

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages


Laurel Long
More books by Laurel Long


Puffin an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

27th October 2014



Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

Lovereading 4 schools