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Merrytale (An Abrams Trail Tale) A Christmas Adventure

Merrytale (An Abrams Trail Tale)

A Christmas Adventure

Casebound Board Book

Price: $15.99

  • Publication Date: September 6, 2022
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Trim Size: 6 x 7 12
  • ISBN: 9781419731549
  • Page Count: 54
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World English

A thrilling Christmas board book adventure with pages to peek through and gatefolds to open!

From Christopher Franceschelli, creator of the Abrams Block Book series, comes the Abrams Trail Tale series, taking readers on unforgettable holiday-themed adventures. In this Christmas story, follow two children on their way to Santa’s workshop as they travel through the city, into a gleaming forest, and across the glittering snowscape. Young readers will delight in the clever die-cut surprises throughout and the dramatic quadruple gatefold at the end that folds out into a special, festive surprise.


"The images are charming, from the wide-eyed deer of the forest to busy elves in the workshop."
Kirkus Reviews
"A fun presentation with wonderful artwork."
School Library Journal

About the author

Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born-and-raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in kid-friendly, colorful creations. She has illustrated 20 published books, with another nine on the way. Black lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cat, and countless fish. Visit her at