Cover image for The glorious Christmas songbook
Title:
The glorious Christmas songbook
Author:
Edens, Cooper.
Publication Information:
San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 score (77 pages) : color illustrations, music ; 24 x 29 cm
General Note:
For voice and piano.

"A Classic Illustrated edition."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780811822046

9780756781255
Format :
Musical Score

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Summary

Summary

Fill the holidays with joyous song! In the tradition of Chronicle Book's Classic Illustrated Edition of The Night Before Christmas comes another charming book to help you sing in the holidays. With illustrations garnered from one of the world's most extensive antique picture book collections, The Glorious Christmas Songbook features over 50 favorite songs, both contemporary and time-honored, from "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" to "Joy to the World." It is the perfect musical companion for the most glorious season of the year.


Author Notes

Cooper Edens is an author and illustrator who lives in Seattle, Washington. His other books include The Night Before Christmas (0-8118-1712-1), The Glorious Christmas Songbook (0-8118-2204-4), and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (0-8118-2274-5), all publi

Benjamin Darling is the author of the improbably popular Cakes Men Like and Helpful Hints for Housewives, both published by Chronicle Books.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-7. Using illustration sources as varied as a seventeenth-century paintingThe Adoration of the Magiturn-of-the-century postcards, and children's magazines, this songbook combines familiar carols with classic images. Much care has been taken with the book's design. The alternating buff and white pages have a rich look. Each double spread features the song lyrics, a few bars of the music (not always enough if you want to play the song), and a piece of art. Among the songs included are such traditional carols as "The First Noel," "Good King Wenceslas," and "O Holy Night" and such popular tunes as "It's Beginning to Look like Christmas," "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth," and "Silver Bells." This won't take the place of a book with complete music, but it is an attractive alternative for libraries unable to get enough of Christmas materials. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-A compilation of the lyrics for 52 holiday songs, from "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" to "Winter Wonderland." However, in most cases, only a fragment of the music is included. For example, for "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the music is presented for the words, "You better watch out, You better not cry, Better not pout, I'm telling you why"-and then it stops. This is a perplexing and unforgivable failure in an otherwise attractive book. The charming illustrations were culled from books and magazines of the 1800s and early 1900s, and the selection of songs is nicely varied between traditional carols and popular tunes. However, anyone needing the music will want to look elsewhere.-E.M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.