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

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32 pages


Laurel Long
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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

27th October 2014



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