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10 Best Loved Christmas Classic Stories for All Ages (Cambridge World Classics Edition) (Illustrated)) (Christmas Books Classic Literature Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Abbie Farwell Brown , Elizabeth Harrison , O. Henry , Hans Christian Andersen , Charles Dickens , Clement Clarke Moore , Cambridge World Classics , Christopher Hong
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

ILLUSTRATED VERSION

* Contains more than 10 illustrations especially for this volume

OVERVIEW

Living as we do in our hectic modern world with enough distractions in a single day to occupy a lifetime, it is hard to imagine that just a few generations ago, some of the most wonderful Christmas memories were created through reading and storytelling. After a home cooked supper on a cold December evening, translucent snow gently falling on the streets outside, entire families would huddle around the fireplace, with warm drinks on the stove, and the father or mother of the family would finally open a well-worn book of best loved Christmas stories and poems. For the next hour or two, he or she would read out loud a story, or perhaps two ... voicing each character and intimating evoking every description, as if performing on a stage. And during this time, all the other family members, children, cousins, uncles and aunts would be kept rapt, their attention captivated by the sweet and soft turn of every word, and by the excitement about what would happen next.

This wonderful collection brings together 10 of these best loved Christmas stories. It of course includes the well known classics such as O.Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Moore’s The Night Before Christmas. However, it also contains some relatively unknown gems such as Abbey Farwell Brown’s A Christmas Angel and two wonderful folk tales retold by Elizabeth Harrison, Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe and A Story of the Little Child.

This collection has been painstaking edited and illustrated in the hope that it will create new joyous Christmas memories for generations to come.

CONTENTS

This completely new anthology of Christmas stories and poems contains an original preface and introduction, as well as a fully interactive table of contents.

PART ONE: SHORTER TALES

The Gift of the Magi O. HENRY
The Fir Tree HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
The Little Match Girl HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe ELIZABETH HARRISON
A Story of the Child ELIZABETH HARRISON

PART TWO: A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS

The Night Before Christmas CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE
The Night After Christmas CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE

PART THREE: LONGER STORIES

A Christmas Carol CHARLES DICKENS
The Chimes CHARLES DICKENS
The Christmas Angel ABBIE FARWELL BROWN


SPECIAL KINDLE ENABLED FEATURES

This edition has special Kindle enabled features, including completely interactive table of contents, text-to-speech capabilities which enable audiobook features, as well as words that can be looked up on the Kindle supplied built in dictionary

REVIEWS

"Beautiful collection ... the best Christmas anthology of its kind. Likely to be treasured and passed down from generation to generation"

"This is the perfect book to introduce children to the magic of the classic Christmas stories”

"Tremendous value ... this Christmas series that has just been newly published by Cambridge World Classics is worth every single penny.”


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1742 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge World Classics (29 Nov. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ELAH22
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #131,568 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming 27 Nov. 2012
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These stories are lovely to read at Christmas time and take you away from the commercialism and hustle and bustle for a little while.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas stories 12 Dec. 2012
By Glenis
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Loved all the stories about Christmas, enjoyed reading some of them again. Good read would recommend to others. Thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas memories 29 Dec. 2013
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I had read many of these stories before, but there were still a few I hadn't. Thanks for the memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Traditional Christmas 14 Feb. 2013
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Imagine cold winter nights. Christmas is in the air. A warm fire and a book that feeds the dream that Christmas is made of. Love the old fashioned feel to this book with its storybook text and fairy tale illustrations. Have it on my Kindle but will definately buy a hardback copy if available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars childhood memories 2 Jan. 2013
I loved reading this book. the illustrations are beautiful. it really took me back to my childhood reading these. i felt so sorry for the poor little match girl n fir tree :(. would recommend reading this book
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