The first adventure in the Folio Society editions of ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ series, Enid Blyton’s The Enchanted Wood features Jonathan Burton’s enchanting illustrations and a new introduction by Michael Morpurgo.
The Night Before Christmas
Illustrated by Ella Beech
Beautifully illustrated by Ella Beech, this magical Folio Society edition of Clement C. Moore’s The Night Before Christmas will delight readers of all ages.
‘Beech... offers a rendition that feels like a modern classic.’
- The New York Times
It’s Christmas Eve, a family is sleeping, stockings hung expectantly above the fireplace, when a noise outside announces a night-time visitor… One of the most recognisable and best-loved Christmas tales, The Night Before Christmas has been read to, and read by, excited children for 200 years. Written by New York clergyman, Clement C. Moore, the poem perfectly captures the anticipation and wonder of Christmas Eve, and it shaped our image of the festive season, including the idea of St. Nicholas arriving on a sleigh pulled by reindeer.
This special anniversary edition is a visual extravaganza, with 50 pages of full-colour illustrations by Ella Beech. Brimming with nostalgia, and packed with detail and humour, all readers will be drawn into this magical tale. A stunning fold-out section and glow-in-the-dark binding design complete an extraordinary collectable edition that is the perfect festive gift for children, parents and grandparents alike.
Bound in smooth-textured blocked paper with glow-in-the-dark varnish
Set in Mrs Eaves
42 pages of full-colour illustrations, including an 8-page foldout
Endpapers printed with a pattern of stars
Printed slipcase with glow-in-the dark varnish
10¼˝ x 7½˝
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
First published in 1823, Clement C. Moore’s classic Christmas poem was the first time St. Nicholas was presented as a jolly, bearded figure. Indeed, Moore embedded many of the traditional ideas surrounding Christmas Eve that we keep today, and a rendition of his poem has itself become a festive fixture in households all over the world. Such is its renown that it has even influenced modern media and culture, from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas to the pastiche version performed by the cast of Orange is the New Black. And to think, if a family friend hadn’t sent Moore’s poem for consideration to the New York Sentinel 200 years ago, we might be celebrating a different set of festive traditions today.
You May Also Like
Margery Williams’s affectionate tale of enduring love, The Velveteen Rabbit, has been faithfully reproduced in this beautifully designed new Folio collector’s edition.
A lively collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and little known, collected by Andrew Lang, the acclaimed folklorist and editor of the Rainbow Fairy Books.
An exclusive new Folio edition, Letters from Fairyland features exquisite miniature envelopes filled with heartfelt letters from Fairyland, and is lavishly illustrated with Charles van Sandwyk’s enchanting illustrations.