From The Metropolitan Museum, this Christmas treasury of stories, poems, recipes, and songs is sure to light up the holiday season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this richly illustrated treasury celebrates everything there is to love about the holiday season! It’s filled with favorite Christmas stories, such as “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and “Little Women, A Merry Christmas,” and songs as well as original poems from Lee Bennett Hopkins, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others; original recipes from Erin Gleeson, Yvette van Boven, and Yotam Ottolenghi; and other holiday trappings. All the artwork is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, ranging from religious paintings depicting the Nativity, to 20th-century illustrations showing Santa Claus, to wintry scenes of snowy landscapes and ice skaters. With beautiful art and joyful text, this is a wonderful book for the entire family to share.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s most encyclopedic art museum. Founded in 1870, the Museum embraces more than two million works of art spanning 5,000 years of world culture, from prehistory to the present, in all artistic media, and at the highest levels of creative excellence.
"Lavishly illustrated. . . Original poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, Alma Flor Ada, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and others (and a few new recipes) add a touch of modern sensibility." — Horn Book Magazine
"This nostalgic volume of Christmas stories, poems, carols, recipes, and memorabilia celebrates the holiday’s most deeply held traditions. . . offering reflections both joyous and melancholy. Readers who see Christmas as an assemblage of activities and traditions will value this marvelous treasury." — Publishers Weekly