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The Oxford Book of Christmas Stories Paperback – Sep 1 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; New edition edition (Sept. 1 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192781618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192781611
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.8 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,617,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This fresh collection will appeal to a variety of age groups... (A) fine collection of examples of the storytelling art."--School Library Journal

"A stimulating and unhackneyed collection."--San Jose Mercury News

"An excellent anthology of both old and new...This book will prove a constant joy to children and all the family at Christmas."--Library Materials Guide

"These funny and irreverent tales are aimed at adolescents, who should enjoy them... There are even a couple of holiday ghost stories. Cool."--St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa24bf93c) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
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HASH(0xa250206c) out of 5 stars Roman Ghosts and A Typically English Christmas Aug. 27 2000
By leslie jane harrelson - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. It is not the Christmas Carol/Night Before Christmas/ Twelve Best-Loved Carols Collection, but a thoughtful, joyful selection of stories that reveal the best about a living Christmas in modern Britain. This book is like a cup of tea on a snowy evening in London as the lamps go on across the road and late shoppers hurry by outside. If you like England and Christmas you will enjoy this book.
Most appropriate for young adults and adults.
HASH(0xa25020c0) out of 5 stars I read to my son Dec 24 2012
By El Viejo Topo - Published on
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful collection that I read aloud to my young son before he could read. He's 25 now and still remembers. Do yourself a favor. Do as I did and your child will be grateful too
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa25024f8) out of 5 stars This is a book aimed at older children. I was aghast. Dec 27 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Most Christmas stories should be heartwarming and enjoyable. This ghastly collection was horrific and depressing. Thank goodness I did not read it to my children. In one story called Christmas Morning there is a drunken father who returns home. In Christmas in the Floods, the grandmother dies and in another short story the snow is coming down like tracer bullets. I will be very leary of any collection by Oxford Press henceforth.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa25028ac) out of 5 stars A unique and wonderful collection Jan. 10 2006
By mepoindexter - Published on
Format: Paperback
An absolutly wonderful book filled with a wide assortment of festive tales. Both old and new, happy and sad, heartwarming and bone chilling. The illustrations are fantastic, and I highly recommend this to anyone.