Thornton's Bookshop  ( W A & J S Meeuws )
( Ass. member of the ABA)
Established in Oxford in  1835
The Old Barn - Walnut Court
Faringdon, SN7 7JH
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new children's book for Christmas recommended 
Thornton's Bookshop
The Winter Wassail  by Cherie Chen
Jade Books Publishing, 2018,  ISBN:  978-1-9160813-0-7
Size. 254 x254 mm, Weight 293 grams , Thickness 0.5 cm., 40 pages
Although I retired from active bookselling more or less last year after 57 years in the trade, I remain an associate member of the ABA and from time to time I also still receive the odd offer of a new book and I was utterly delighted to receive this book which I had ordered for our gtrand children.  It is simple wonderful

The illustrations remind me of some of the Russian illustrators like Ivan Bilibin and Evgenii Rachëv

Please e-mail Cherie if you would like to order this (or via your official supplier) or via THIS LINK

some more details: 

The Chinese-Thai English author/ illustrator Cherie Chen  recently established her own small independent publishing company and launched her first UK book, = The Winter Wassail = She has had 13-years of experience in writing and illustrating  before starting her own company. 

Cherie writes:

= The Winter Wassail = is a decorative, festive book for children (for ages 5-8) based on the ancient pagan practice of orchard wassailing, which marked the celebration of the winter solstice.  In the story, the children and their forest friends make merry to wake up Old Magick and bless the health of the forest at first full moon in midwinter. The intricate illustrations and the use of Tudor costume are designed to reflect a traditional, wintry fairy tale ambience. 

I hope you will be interested in  this uniquely beautiful book 
Vimol Pritchard  - Jade Books Publishing 
instagram: cheriechen_magnolia

Please note this is NOT a print-on-demand-publication

Best wishes
Wim Meeuws , Thornton's Bookshop (est in Oxford in 1835)