Drawing inspiration from centuries-old illuminated manuscripts, Ilse Plume creates an Italian Renaissance setting for the lyrics of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. On each day a beautiful, shy, young noblewoman receives a gift from her handsome Romeo.
There are 32 pages in this book. This book was published 2007 by David R. Godine Publisher Inc .
Ilse Plume is a collector and illustrator of traditional songs and folktales from around the world. She is also the illustrator The Farmer in the Dell (also by Godine
This book contains the following story:
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The cumulative Christmas song which lists the gifts of Christmas, finishing with:- On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming, 11 Pipers Piping, 10 Lords a Leaping, 9 Ladies Dancing, 8 Maids a Milking, 7 Swans a Swimming, 6 Geese a Laying, 5 Gold Rings, 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.