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Children's Nonfiction General

Joy To The World

selected by Maureen Forrester

illustrated by Frances Tyrrell

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Oct 1992
General, General, Christmas & Advent
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 1992
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2003
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5


Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth. . .

What better wat to celebrate Christmas than with Maureen Forrester's favourite music? The world- famous contralto has selected twelve carols from around the world to reflect the joy of the season. From the cheery invitation to dance in the Catalonian "Froom, Foom, Foom!" to the spiritual "In Dulci Jubilo" to the tender anonymous Czech hymn "Rocking." there is music to suit every mood and every taste

Illustrator Frances Tyrrell has set the carols in contemporary cityscapes. After all, the beauty of Christmas doesn't belong only in the past: its glory is here and now.

The carols have been arranged by Charles Heller. Notes on the origins of each piece appear in a useful afterword.

About the authors

Maureen Forrester is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.

Maureen Forrester's profile page

Frances Tyrrell lives and works in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Her other books include Woodland Nutcracker (Key Porter) and Woodland Christmas (Scholastic Canada). She has been short-listed twice for the Governor General's Award for children's illustration.

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Other titles by Frances Tyrrell