In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

In the Bleak Midwinter – A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems – best known for her works Goblin Market, Remember, and the Christmas carol, In the Bleak Midwinter. In honour of her birthday, we’d […]

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale

The story of two daughters, a bloody spindle, and an enchanted land at the bottom of a well.   Mother Holle – A Grimm Fairy Tale –  ONCE upon a time there was a widow who […]

Old Frost and Young Frost – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale

Old Frost and Young Frost – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale

A wintry tale of youthful arrogance, a frozen Lord, and a lesson learnt through hard work.   Old Frost and Young Frost   – A Lithuanian Fairy Tale –    Once there lived Old Father Frost, and […]

How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus – A Christmas Story

How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus – A Christmas Story

A curious cricket, a face all fringed with snow-white whiskers, and a surprise stocking.     This text was taken from: Friendly Fairies – Illustrated by Johnny Gruelle   How Johnny Cricket Saw Santa Claus A Christmas […]

Festive Reads – Pook’s Picks from our Christmas Classics Collection

Festive Reads – Pook’s Picks from our Christmas Classics Collection

Christmas is a time for getting together with those you love and telling stories. Our collection of Christmas Classics are tales that bring magic and joy into Christmas, for both young and old, for years to […]

Twas the night before Christmas – with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Twas the night before Christmas – with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Twas the night before Christmas – Full Poem with Illustrations by Arthur Rackham Christmas is coming! Here is our gorgeous edition of The Night Before Christmas, a yuletide poem, originally known under the title ‘A Visit […]

Gingerbread House Day – 8 Sweet Houses to Feast your Eyes on

Gingerbread House Day – 8 Sweet Houses to Feast your Eyes on

There’s nothing quite like a beautifully decorated gingerbread house to get into the festive spirit.  We’ve gathered the best illustrated Gingerbread Houses from one of our favourite stories – Hansel and Gretel, for this year’s Gingerbread […]

The Snow Queen – A Winter Tale

The Snow Queen – A Winter Tale

The Snow Queen – A Winter Tale (The Golden Age of Illustration Series) The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen is a perfect winter tale for cosy bedtime reading. It is Andersen’s longest story and is […]