The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

by Laurel Long


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The astounding talent of Laurel Long brings this beloved song to life with breathtaking style. Set against a lush countryside, each day brings a new gift elegantly rendered. And like in the verses of the song, the previous gifts are repeated in every illustration, giving this striking artwork a hidden aspect, culminating in a staggering spread featuring them all. Readers will pore over every page, searching for golden rings, turtledoves, and all the rest, secretly tucked into each stunning painting.

Laurel Long's unparalleled style makes this exquisite volume a treasure that will be cherished for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147512864
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: AD660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Laurel Long ( is a professor of art at California University-Northridge and lives in La Verne, California, with her family.

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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.”
“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

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