- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Publication Date: November 1, 2009
- Price: $27.50
- Trim Size: 8 3⁄4 x 11
- ISBN: 0-8109-8262-5
- EAN: 9780810982628
- Page Count: 224
- Illustrations: 150 full-color illustrations and includes 8 limited-edition prints
- Format: Hardcover (with Limited Edn Prints)
- Rights: Woldwide except EEC
Originally published by Abrams in 1977, Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book is a holiday classic that has remained a bestselling family treasure for over 30 years. With over 85 images from Norman Rockwell's archive of art, this fully redesigned edition brings a fresh, contemporary appeal to the original vintage volume.
This holiday favorite features timeless art, including images of children sleigh-riding, families caroling, and Santa preparing for his big night, in addition to 15 new images culled from Rockwell's extensive archive and eight ready-to-frame limited-edition prints. Alongside these lush illustrations are Christmas poems and stories from beloved writers such as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Hans Christian Andersen, and Lewis Carroll; as well as Christmas carol music and lyrics and Christmas dinner recipes from Fannie Merritt Farmer's 1896 cooking tome. Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book is the perfect present under the tree for Rockwell fans young and old.
About the author
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a 20th-century American painter known for his illustrations of everyday life. His most famous images were created for the Saturday Evening Post magazine including Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. The Norman Rockwell Museum holds over 574 original paintings and drawings of the artist and is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where Norman Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life.