The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories

Penguin UK
Ages 6-8
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The Puffin Book of Christmas Stories is essential Christmas-time reading including classics from all eras.

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.

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Wendy Cooling taught English in London secondary schools for many years before moving to BookTrust, a charity that supports reading to children and adults. There she created the Bookstart project giving books to babies to encourage parents and carers to share books from the very beginning. Wendy has edited many short story and poetry anthologies for children and continues to travel the world talking about children's books and reading. She was honoured to receive an MBE from the Queen and an Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature. Wendy lives in London and she still loves reading!
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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Nov 7, 2019
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9780241380420
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories
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This book is a compilation of several other works, pulled together under the umbrella title of The Childen's Christmas Story MEGAPACK®. It includes the complete text of "The Children’s Book of Christmas Stories," selected and edited by Asa Don Dickinson and Ada M. Skinner (originally published in 1913) to which we have added "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus," by L Frank Baum (originally published in 1902), and the poems "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore (originally published in 1823 under the title "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Plus -- as much for parents as children -- an amusing sequel, "The Night After Christmas," which was published anonymously. Included are:

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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