The Best of Christmas (30 Works of Holiday Cheer, including Illustrated A Christmas Carol, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Gift of the Magi, and Special Bonus Features)

The Best of Christmas (30 Works of Holiday Cheer, including Illustrated A Christmas Carol, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Gift of the Magi, and Special Bonus Features)

by Charles Dickens, Clement Clarke Moore, Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum
     
 

Don't be a Scrooge--get in the holiday spirit with The Best of Christmas, a collection of classic books, poems and stories all centering around the most magical day of the year. Here you will find familiar favorites like A Christmas Carol and "Twas the Night Before Christmas," as well as holiday works by authors as diverse as L. Frank Baum, Lucy Maud Montgomery ,…  See more details below

Overview

Don't be a Scrooge--get in the holiday spirit with The Best of Christmas, a collection of classic books, poems and stories all centering around the most magical day of the year. Here you will find familiar favorites like A Christmas Carol and "Twas the Night Before Christmas," as well as holiday works by authors as diverse as L. Frank Baum, Lucy Maud Montgomery , Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, and even Harriet Beecher Stowe. Ranging in length, style, and subject, these works provide a well-rounded Christmas feast, and a host of supplementals you're sure to enjoy.

Included in The Best of Christmas are:

• The complete text of thirty holiday classics, each elegantly formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Nook reader.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the stories and poems in this collection.
• An individual, active Table of Contents for each book accessible from the your device's "go to" feature.
• Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Text-to-Speech features.
• A low, can't-say-no price!

30 Tales & Poems of Holiday Cheer!

Two poems and twenty-eight short stories and novellas, all centering around Christmas. Works included:

Poems:
• 'Twas the Night Before Christmas* with the classic illustrations by F.O.C. Darley!
• 'Twas the Night After Christmas

Dicken's Christmas Novellas:
• A Christmas Carol* with original illustrations by John Leech!
• The Chimes
• The Cricket on the Hearth
• The Battle of Life
• The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

Short Stories and Novellas:
• The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
• The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
• The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen
• The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen
• The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
• Old Christmas by Washington Irving
• The Elves and the Shoemaker by The Brothers Grimm
• A Christmas Tree by Charles Dickens
• The First Christmas Tree by Henry Van Dyke
• The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
• At Christmas Time by Anton Chekhov
• Christmas Cuckoo by Frances Browne
• The Burglar's Christmas by Willa Cather
• The Story of the Other Wise Men by Henry Van Dyke
• What Christmas Is as We Grow Older by Charles Dickens
• Christmas, or The Good Fairy by Harriet Beecher Stowe
• How the Captain Made Christmas by Thomas Nelson Page
• The Christmas Wreck by Frank R. Stockton
• The Christmas Angel by Henry Van Dyke
• Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe by Elizabeth Harrison
• A Christmas Inspiration by Lucy Maud Montgomery
• A Christmas Mistake by Lucy Maud Montgomery
• Papa Panov's Special Christmas by Leo Tolstoy

Additional Bonus Features

Also included are special features for any elf or snowmaiden, including:

• A Christmas Viewing Guide: a recommended viewing list of theatrical and television movies to get you in the mood for Christmas, including family favorites, classic Hollywood films, and stop-motion TV specials.
• The History of Christmas: a fascinating look into the origins of the holiday, and how it evolved through the ages to become the holiday we know and love.
• Christmas Around the World: a look at the variety of Christmas traditions around the globe, from making Christmas reservations at KFC in Japan, to leaving a bowl porridge to appease invisible house gnomes in Sweden.
• Links to free, full-length audio recordings of the books in this collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148719700
Publisher:
Maplewood Books
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
997,000
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Maplewood Books is an independent ebook publisher that specializes in the classics. We offer elegantly formatted collections of beloved favorites at a low, affordable price. Each collection includes a table of contents for both the larger set and each individual book, so that you are never more than two clicks away from any chapter. Sleek, inexpensive, and timeless—add a Maplewood to your collection today.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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