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The Thirteen Days of Christmas

A wonderful Christmas story to give and to share.

Jenny Overton and Shirley Hughes

Suitable for:  8+

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273543-0
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Paperback: 160 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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

We all know this classic Christmas song, but what if someone really did send you all of those gifts? Where would you put all the geese a-laying? Not to mention the lords a-leaping! Find out in this charming story which is perfect for all the days of Christmas.


  • The perfect book for Christmas - readers young and old will be charmed by this wonderful story.
  • Beautifully illustrated throughout by Shirley Hughes who was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature and whose picture book Dogger was voted the nation's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time.
  • A fun and imaginative back story to the popular Christmas song, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
  • Lovely comic touches in a story that keeps its readers delighted and absorbed with an increasingly absurd set of circumstances.
  • eBook available.
  • Previous edition: 9780192729576

This page was last updated on 17 September 2017 at 04:30 GMT


  • Seasonal storytelling at its best . . . perfect for reading aloud at bedtime - The Sunday Times
  • A book stuffed of lavish spectacle, described with a wonderfully visual sense of festival. - The Tablet
  • A lovely book to give to any family to share and enjoy at this time of year. - Carousel
  • "Memorable for its subtle evocation of the mostly forgotten traditions of Christmas past - the sort of things alluded to in songs or nursery rhymes. Magical fable, historical novel and crazy extravaganza combined. Unique and authentic festive entertainment." - Inis Magazine Review
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