A Treasury of Wintertime Tales

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A Treasury of Wintertime Tales

Despite its chilly weather and barren landscapes, wintertime has inspired some of the most magical and heartwarming stories in history. This season of celebration, frost and snow, religion, tradition, and adventure has produced such holiday classics as Clement Moore’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, and such colorful tales as the account of a pre-Christmas Posada parade in Mexico City.

A Treasury of Wintertime Tales pays homage to this rich variety of winter storytelling with 13 tales dating from 1823 to 1972. Featuring authors and illustrators of American, German, Hungarian, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Russian, and Swedish descent, it includes stories about playful snowflakes that have come to life, losing one’s mittens, encounters with the Sami people in Northern Scandinavia, celebrating the Chinese New Year, and more.

Each tale has been chosen for its inspiring artwork and soulful plot, resulting in a carefully curated collection of adventure, community, and culture.

1. The Cowboy's Christmas by Joan Walsh Anglund
2. A Trip to Gingerbread Land by Einar Nerman
3. Winter and the Children by Hilde Hoffman & Beatrice Braun-Fock
4. Nine Days to Christmas by Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida
5. Marilyn and the Snow children by Sibylle von Olfers
6. The Friendly Beasts by Laura Nelson Baker & Nicolas Sidjakov
7. The Night Before Christmas by Moore/Smith
8. The Red Horse by Elsa Moeschlin
9. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Ilonka Karasz
10. Moy Moy by Leo Politi
11. Too Many Mittens by Florence & Louis Slobodkin
12. Children of the Northlights by the d'Aulaires
13. The Ballad of the Snow King by Tadeusz Kubiak & Zbigniew Rychilichi

  • Hardcover, 324 pages
  • 10" x 12"


Noel Daniel is a graduate of Princeton University and a former Fulbright Scholar to Berlin. Her TASCHEN publications include Kay Nielsen's A Thousand and One Nights and East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Wintertime Tales, Magic, and The Circus.

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