This blog contains random thoughts about the daily life, reading, and writing of Ann Roberts. She lives with her husband and son in Southeastern Kentucky. Ann Roberts, a pen-name for a thirty-something mother and wife, reads, edits, and reviews a variety of genres of fiction and nonfiction. She is also beginning to write some of her own pieces.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wondrous Adaptation of the Well-Loved Christmas Carol
Review of the e-book from NetGalley
"Good King Wencesles"
As read by Jane Seymour with illustrations by Omar Rayyan
Written for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir by David T. Warner
Original song lyrics by John Mason Neale
Since "Good King
Wenceslas" is one of my most favorite Christmas carols, I happily jumped
at the chance to read and review the e-book version of the newly-released
short-story and CD combination that incorporates narrative storytelling,
quotations from the song, and snippets of medieval history amidst some of the
most gorgeous hibernal landscapes I have seen in quite a while. I plan on
finding and purchasing the hard copy version of this item because I believe
hearing Jane Seymour read the text and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing the
lyrics will be well-worth the money, as well as being able to share the
picture-book with my son and my classroom for many Christmases to come.