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The Thirteen Days of Christmas (2009)

Jenny Overton

Prudence, James, and Christopher Kitson would love to see their sister, Annaple, marry her sweetheart, Francis Vere. To help things along, they tell Francis to be as romantic as he can when choosing a Christmas present for Annaple. When he arrives on Christmas Day with a partridge in a pear tree, Annaple is delighted! But that is only the first day of Christmas and the presents don't stop there. Soon the house fills up with a seemingly endless stream of turtle doves, French hens, swans, dairymaids, and more. As the townspeople gather outside to watch the daily delivery of gifts, will Annaple be charmed or alarmed by the chaos of it all? And will the thirteenth day of Christmas bring the wedding that everyone is hoping for?

The Thirteen Days of Christmas was first published in 1972 and this illustrated edition sees a return to its original presentation, making this a wonderful book to give and share with children.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Nov 1st, 2014
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780192729576
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent

About the Author

Jenny Overton spent most of her working life as an editor and wrote several books for children. She wrote The Thirteen Days of Christmas as a story for her younger sister.

Shirely Hughes is one of the best-loved children's illustrators. She has created some of the most enduring characters in children's literature and was honored with an O.B.E. in 1999. She has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including winning the Kate Greenaway Medal twice.