A Child's Christmas Treasury: 9

Mark Daniel, Author Dial Books $15.95 (105p) ISBN 978-0-8037-0484-8
Daniel follows up his lavish A Child's Treasury of Poems with this new collection, which pairs great poems, literary passages and carols from the English and other traditions with Victorian and Edwardian paintings of holiday cheer or activities of seasons past. It will be easy for the dreamy child to become lost in time amid the images within these pages, for the air is decidedly romantic, like gazing through a frosty pane at cozy family scenes. Divided into sections (from ""Christmas Is Coming"" to ""Happy New Year""), there are poems by Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson and William Wordsworth, and excerpts from Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers and A Christmas Carol, just to name a few works. Biographies of the authors, a list of the artists and an index of first lines polish an already lustrous volume, sure to become a family favorite. All ages. (September)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
Genre: Children's
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