"The pictures were gorgeous and reminded me of an old fashioned Christmas. Many of the tales are classic tales but the illustrations used makes the stories unique again. Very enjoyable and I can see many families enjoying this one." — Fallsburg Library
This lovely holiday anthology features seasonal classics from the turn of the twentieth century. Recounted in verse, the tales feature quaint color illustrations by popular children's artists of the era such as Margaret Evans Price, W. F. Stecher, Raphael Tuck, and others. Heartwarming tales include: "The Night Before Christmas,"Clement C. Moore's timeless poem about a visit from St. Nicholas; "Father Christmas,"a celebration of plum pudding, Jack Frost, snowmen, and other holiday delights; "How Santa Filled the Christmas Stockings,"in which a little boy discovers the pitfalls of greed; "A Visit to Santa Claus,"the story of Teddy's trip in his glider to Santa's workshop; "Polar Bear at the Zoo,"in which Teddy and his flying machine return to the North Pole with a polar bear; and "Christmas ABC,"charming verse couplets that spell out Yuletide treats.