The Twelve Days of Christmas
With a sprinkling of festive, illustrative magic, Jane Ray has created a timeless version of this traditional Christmas verse. The exquisite artwork captures the very essence of the festive season, making this a book bound to be cherished and read year after year. Jane Ray fans and collectors will be eagerly anticipating this latest book from the incredibly talented artist.
Ray's dainty illustrations are perfect for this imaginative and particularly romantic take on the old Christmas song. -- Glasgow Herald 20111203 Delightfully illustrated. -- Newbury Weekly News 20111208 Enjoy author Jane Ray's stunning interpretation again and again. -- Sussex Life 20111201 Pure bliss. -- Times 20111210 Exquisitely illustrated... delights to be found on every page. -- Ham & High 20111208 The richly coloured and intricately detailed pictures are a joy to behold and readers young and old will be captivated and delighted by the developing story. -- Scotsman 20111210 Beautifully illustrated. -- Cork Evening Echo 20120301
Jane Ray's truly exquisite artwork has gained acclaim both in the UK and internationally. She is one of the most talented and distinctive illustrators in the children's book world and regularly exhibits her work at various galleries. In 1992, she won the 6-8 category of the Smarties Prize with The Story of Creation. The Story of Christmas was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award, and A Balloon for Grandad was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award. Jane's recent books for Orchard include the delightful and original fairy tale The Apple-Pip Princess and the touching The Dolls' House Fairy. Jane lives in London.