In this festive rendition of the popular Christmas counting song, Vladimir Vagin captures the lavish Christmas celebrations of old with timeless elegance. His detailed, jewellike paintings reflect a unique mix of cultures: the medieval Russian flavor of his native land and the Vermont countryside of his adopted home. This exquisitely crafted parade of ladies, lords, pipers, and drummers is sure to become a cherished part of holiday merrymaking for generations to come. The book includes a musical arrangement and an afterword about the song's origin as a cumulative memory game.
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Isobel Bushell is the illustrator of our other Musical Board Books: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Frere Jacques, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Ms. Bushell lives in England.From Booklist :
Vagin illustrates this traditional carol with detailed watercolors dominated by visual allusions both to his native Russia and to his present home in Vermont. A handsome couple wearing fur-lined cloaks and riding in an elegant sleigh evoke an air of old Russia; frozen ponds and waterwheels, snow-covered houses and barns speak vividly of New England. Each verse of the song is introduced in expansive double-spread paintings beautifully presenting the fanciful gifts. Scenes of a winter carnival show children with animal hats and masks and musical instruments having a wonderful time on a frozen pond. A piano arrangement is appended, along with a brief history of the song's origins as a game. Shelley Townsend-Hudson
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Description du livre HarperFestival, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110060734663
Description du livre HarperFestival, 2005. Hardcover. État : New. Brdbk. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0060734663