A festive book packed with Christmas spirit!
The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
O, the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir.
Christmas Poems is a festive collection of classic and specially created poems which celebrates all the best things about Christmas from the Nativity to Father Christmas, including snow, angels, reindeer, Christmas trees and, of course, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus.
Collated by children's poetry expert Gaby Morgan, Christmas Poems includes artwork by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom.
Gaby Morgan is the Editorial Director for Nonfiction, Poetry and Licensing at Macmillan Children's Books. She has compiled many bestselling anthologies including: Read Me and Laugh: A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year; In My Sky at Twilight: Poems of Eternal Love; Fairy Poems - which was short-listed for the CLPE Award - and A First Poetry Book with Pie Corbett.
Axel Scheffler is a huge star in the world of children's books, and has illustrated the modern classics The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, and many more. Axel is also the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books, such as Axel Scheffler's Noisy Jungle, Axel Scheffler Treasury of Rhyming Stories, and his Buggy Buddies series. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, and now lives in London with his partner and young daughter.