The Joyous Guests

by Maud Lindsay

Description:  It is Christmastime in England, and laughter fills the great hall where the Squire's guests have gathered to commence their holiday festivities. No sooner has the Yule Log been heaved onto the fire, then the Squire's little son asks for a tale, and in the blink of an eye the reader is transported to a realm of enchantment, where a dog can rule as king, a clever tailor saves a kingdom, and apples given as gifts may lead to strange turns of fortune. Writing in both prose and verse, Lindsay guides readers alternately through the world of stories, and the equally lovely world of a medieval Christmas, with deep love, and a clarity of vision not quickly forgotten.

Additional information:

Ages:  10-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Color
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-63334-524-9
Genres:  Literature, Fiction

Add ebook to cart

Table of Contents

1. The Yule Log
2. King Dog
3. Christmas Greens
4. Lord Bertram's Ransom
5. Under the Mistletoe
6. The Tailor's Question
7. The Village Fiddler
8. The Dance on the Green
9. Christmas Songs
10. The Tinker's Giant
11. The Eton Lad
12. Riddles
13. The Cow That Carried a Queen
14. Enter a Chapman
15. Larry's Wooing
16. The Chapman Feasts
17. The Lad Who Lost the Christmas Cake
18. The Squire's Lady Catechises the Children
19. The Child and the Fox
20. Wassailing the Apple-Trees

21. To the King's Taste
22. Apple-Roasting
23. The Little Wise Woman
24. The White Moon
25. What Befell the Lady Elinore, Part 1
26. The Guests Discuss the Tale
27. What Befell the Lady Elinore, Part 2
28. The Scholar's Letter
29. The Golden Galleon
30. The Snowfall
31. The Sixteenth Egg
32. The Nurse Calls the Children to Bed
33. The Lucky-Stone
34. The Lull in the Wind
35. The Child in the King's Lap
36. Twelfth-Night Revels
37. Jem, the Mummer
38. The Vicar Bethinks Himself
39. The Caroler

An Inside View...

Related Titles...