45th out of 59 books — 15 voters
Deck the Halls
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Written in the sixteenth century, "Deck the Halls" has been a favorite holiday song for generations of Americans. Now see it brought to life like never before as it is set with classic, Americana images by the master of all things festive, Norman Rockwell, Children go sleigh riding and wait anxiously for...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 7th 2008 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
(first published 1997)
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Fourteen of Norman Rockwell’s winter and Christmas themed illustrations have been selected to accompany the words to the traditional carol. The intimate and humorous illustrations include a jolly Santa, children sledding, and a grandfather cuddling his grandchildren. The combination of the classic song with the classic illustrations creates a real family Christmas treasure. The book is also large enough to share with a group for a festive sing-along. An introduction by John Rockwell, Norman Rock...more
I love Norman Rockwell and think he captures the spirit of Christmas with his wholesome, family and child centered illustrations that were selected to depict the lyrics of this loved Christmas carol. Gotta love the picture of Santa on the cover!!
Norman Percevel Rockwell was a 20th century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter (althoug...moreMore about Norman Rockwell...