Jingle Bells (Hardcover)

A Magical Cut-Paper Edition

By James Lord Pierpont, Niroot Puttapipat (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763678210, 12pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/6/2018)
Hardcover (9/22/2015)

List Price: 19.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

An elegant cut-paper edition of the classic Christmas song transforms with each turn of the page and offers a spectacular pop-up finale.

Written by American songwriter James Lord Pierpont for Sunday-school children to perform at an 1857 Thanksgiving concert, “Jingle Bells” is now an irreplaceable part of Christmas traditions around the world. Niroot Puttapipat’s exquisite cut-paper edition, with their silhouetted illustrations at once bold and delicate, follows a sleigh ride across a snowy landscape. Featuring scenes that change on every spread and a stunning 3-D pop-up at the end, this holiday keepsake captures the thrill of a winter adventure and the magic of the season.


About the Author

James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) was born in Boston, the son of a pastor. A composer and songwriter, he served as organist and director of music at a church in Savannah, Georgia. "Jingle Bells" is his most famous tune and one of the most popular songs in the world; it was the first song broadcast from space.

Niroot Puttapipat grew up in Thailand, the grandson of a Lanna princess. He has a lifelong interest in art and literature, and he most recently illustrated The Night Before Christmas. He lives in London.


Praise For Jingle Bells: A Magical Cut-Paper Edition

An exquisite interpretation of the ever popular Christmas song "Jingle Bells" is a companion piece to Puttapipat's stellar edition of The Night Before Christmas (2007)...this is a lovely version of the beloved song that could be used by an adult reader to mesmerize a young audience.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Delicate cut-out shapes (such as the “skyline” of the town) and restrained use of red, green, and gold accents give the book a polished, sophisticated presence, while a final pop-up, featuring an enormous Christmas tree flanked by builds and revelers, concludes the book (and the song) on a celebratory note.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The traditional song is enhanced with meticulous and elegant illustrations in black and white, plus intense pops of red, green, and gold...This one is definitely for display.
—School Library Journal