12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

"​On the first day of Christmas 
my true love gave to me
a partridge in a pear tree."

Celebrate the magic of Christmas time with this well-loved traditional poem, The Twelve Days of Christmas, beautifully illustrated by Laura Hawthorne.

Take a walk through each beautiful scene brimming with details that will remind you of the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Perfect to read with your true love.

This is the second title in the series, The Christmas Choir, which beautifully illustrates beloved Christmas carols. 

Book Details

Title: 12 Days of Christmas
Format: Hardcover
Author: Illustrated by Lara Hawthorne
Language : English
Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books
ISBN: 0711245401

‘’And a partridge in a pear tree.’’


1995. I was ten years old when our English teacher brought us an all-new song for Christmas. 

‘Forget Jingle Bells and Silent Night, guys. I’ve got a new one for you!’’ We were amazed and I am pretty sure the entire neighbourhood could hear us loud and clear. For five days, we were screaming the lyrics and enjoyed every second of it, because the nineties was a time for childish joy in the best way possible. And at the back of our heads, we were trying to fathom how can a property actually contain ladies, and maids, and lords, and pipers, and drummers, and half of the animal kingdom without any kind of disruption…


25 years later, I am still in love with this Christmas classic. This edition comes with beautiful illustrations by Lara Hawthorne, a hidden object game in the end and information on the origins of 12 Days of Christmas. And if you are an English teacher and want to create the cutest, brightest, most wonderful kind of mayhem in your classroom, this song is right there, waiting for you.


Many thanks to Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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