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Title:
Sleigh bells and snowflakes : a celebration of Christmas
Author:
Bronson, Linda, illustrator.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2002.
Physical Description:
45 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Winter morning / Ogden Nash -- We three kings of orient are / John Henry Hopkins Jr. -- Hark! the herald angels sing / Charles Wesley -- O Christmas tree / German traditional -- The friendly beasts / English traditional -- Jolly old Saint Nicolas / American traditional -- Jingle bells / James Pierpont -- Long, long ago / author unknown -- Silver bells / Jay Livingston and Ray Evans -- How far is it to Bethlehem? / Frances A. Chesterton -- Christmas everywhere / Phillips Brooks -- Mister snow man / Bertha Wilcox Smith -- Christmas legends / Denis A. McCarthy -- Mary's lullaby / Ivy O. Eastwick -- Christmas in the heart / author unknown -- We wish you a merry Christmas / English traditional -- O little town of Bethlehem / Phillips Brooks -- Christmas prayer / Robert Louis Stevenson -- Silent night / Joseph Mohr.
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ISBN:
9780805067552
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Sing a song, share a poem, settle in for a cozy read - here's a lovely collection that celebrates the Christmas spirit.

"Smooth clean and frost white
The world looks good enough to bite.
That's the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue."
- Ogden Nash

What makes Christmas time so special? It's a season to be shared with family and friends. So take a dash through the snowdrifts on an open sleigh; spend a quiet moment remembering a Christmas long past; or sing out in joyful celebration!

From the tender and moving to the bustling and cheerful, this stunning collection of poems and songs captures Christmas in all its magical glory.


Author Notes

Linda Bronson is the author and illustrator of The Circus Alphabet , in which she debuted her stunning three-dimensional illustrations. In gathering her materials for Sleigh Bells and Snowflakes , Linda says her favorite find was her sparkling glitter snow dust. Linda is also the illustrator of Teatime with Emma Buttersnap and Crookjaw . She lives with her husband Charlie in a little old farmhouse in Hadlyme, Connecticut.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bronson (The Circus Alphabet) rings in the season with buoyant 3-D collage/ clay/fabric/paint compositions to animate a vibrant collection of poems and carols. From a bulging portrait of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" (complete with fur-rimmed suit and cotton beard) to a close-up of a lace-veiled Mary and baby wrapped in textured cloth, the multi-layered scenes with folkloric shapes and textures may well inspire a giddy shopping spree at the art supply store. This fun-to-read volume lives up to the merry-making tone of its title. Ages 4-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Bronson draws together 19 holiday favorites and lesser-known poems and lyrics in this attractively packaged anthology. Mixed-media collages that incorporate fabric, paint, little wooden balls, fake fur, and other materials create handsomely tactile scenes and may encourage budding artists to try creations of their own. Selections include Ogden Nash's "Winter Morning," Frances A. Chesterton's "How Far Is It to Bethlehem?" and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Christmas Prayer," along with the lyrics to "Jingle Bells," "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "Silent Night," and other traditional material. Musical notation is not provided and some selections are incomplete. Nonetheless, the inspiring selections and well-matched art make this title a good choice for family sharing.-M. A. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.