A new collection of Christmas stories, from traditional to real life, humour and most importantly, plenty of the magic of Christmas. Writers range from Charles Dickens to Gillian Cross and Malorie Blackman.
Wendy Cooling, a former teacher and Head of the Children's Book Foundation (now Book Trust), works as a freelance book consultant, reviewer and editor. She recently put together the successful millennium collection, CENTURIES OF STORIES. Wendy livesin Hertfordshire.
INTRODUCTION, by John Gregory Betancourt
CHRISTMAS AT FEZZIWIG'S WAREHOUSE, by Charles Dickens
THE FIR-TREE, by Hans Christian Andersen
THE CHRISTMAS MASQUERADE, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
THE SHEPHERDS AND THE ANGELS, Adapted from the Bible
THE TELLTALE TILE, by Olive Thorne Miller
LITTLE GIRL'S CHRISTMAS, by Winnifred E. Lincoln
A CHRISTMAS MATINEE, by Mrs. M.A.L. Lane
TOINETTE AND THE ELVES, by Susan Coolidge
THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP, by Ruth Sawyer Durand
A STORY OF THE CHRIST-CHILD, by Elizabeth Harkison
JIMMY SCARECROW'S CHRISTMAS, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
WHY THE CHIMES RANG, by Raymond McAlden
THE BIRDS' CHRISTMAS, by F. E. Mann
THE LITTLE SISTER'S VACATION, by Winifred M. Kirkland
LITTLE WOLFF'S WOODEN SHOES, by Francois Coppee
CHRISTMAS IN THE ALLEY, by Olive Thorne Miller
A CHRISTMAS STAR, by Katherine Pyle
THE QUEEREST CHRISTMAS, by Grace Margaret Gallaher
OLD FATHER CHRISTMAS, by J.H. Ewing
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens
HOW CHRISTMAS CAME TO THE SANTA MARIA FLATS, by Elia W. Peattie
THE LEGEND OF BABOUSCKA, by Anonymous
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN, by F. Arnstein
THE PHILANTHROPIST'S CHRISTMAS, by James Weber Linn
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS-TREE, by Lucy Wheelock
THE FIRST NEW ENGLAND CHRISTMAS, by G. L. Stone and M. G. Fickett
THE CRATCHITS' CHRISTMAS DINNER, by Charles Dickens
CHRISTMAS IN SEVENTEEN SEVENTY-SIX, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SNOW, by Olive Thorne Miller
MR. BLUFF'S EXPERIENCES OF HOLIDAYS, by Oliver Bell Bunce
MASTER SANDY'S SNAPDRAGON, by Eldridge S. Brooks
A CHRISTMAS FAIRY, by John Strange Winter
THE GREATEST OF THESE, by Joseph Mills Hanson
LITTLE GRETCHEN AND THE WOODEN SHOE, by Elizabeth Harrison
CHRISTMAS ON BIG RATTLE, by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS, by L Frank Baum
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, by Clement C. Moore
THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS, by Anonymous
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A collection of new , specially commissioned short stories by some of the finest authors of children’s books today: Anne Fine, Berlie Doherty, Leslie Howarth, Mary Arrigan, Gaye Hicilmaz, Jeremy Strong, Malorie Blackman, Elizabeth Laird , Melvin Burgess, Celia Rees, Kate Thompson, Paul Stewart, Vivian French, Alan Durant, Annie Dalton in range of genres – humour, horror, fantasy, traditional, realism and romance. The collection is aimed at good readers between 10 and 14, and the strength of the stories combined with the excellence of their authors will be certainly be welcomed by teachers, librarians and parents. Edited by Wendy Cooling, a well-known and highly respected figure in the world of education and children’s books and the editor of Centuries of Stories.
Brand new stories based on each author’s own schooldays – sometimes funny, often poignant, always riveting. Written in each author’s unique style and based on something that is common to every child in the country – SCHOOL. Authors as below:
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A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . .
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.