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The King of Christmas
The King of Christmas

The King of Christmas

By Carol Ann Duffy, Illustrated by Lara Hawthorne


48 Pages, 5 x 5.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $10.95 (US $10.95)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9781509834570

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Aug 2017)

Price: $10.95


A special Christmas poem from award-winning poet Carol Ann Duffy

On a frosty winter evening, the Baron watches the snow fall. He is bored and worried. It will soon be Christmas and everything is too quiet. What can he do to bring excitement to the Manor? His wife, the Baroness, has an idea: he can appoint a King of Christmas, a peasant to take his place. And so begin 12 days of chaos, anarchy and merriment. Inspired by the medieval tradition of appointing a Lord of Misrule, Carol Ann Duffy's warm and enchanting new Christmas poem takes us into a topsy-turvy world of festivity and celebration, where rules no longer apply. With beautiful full-color illustrations throughout, The King of Christmas is the perfect gift this festive season.

Author Biography

Carol Ann Duffy has been Britain's Poet Laureate since 2009. Her collections include The World's Wife, Rapture, and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award. Her previous Christmas poems include Mrs. Scrooge.