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Merrytale (An Abrams Trail Tale): A Christmas Adventure (Board book)

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A personal invitation to Santa’s Workshop on the very first page? Let’s go! This interactive journey is beautifully illustrated, filled with loveable friends who guide our heroes and readers as they travel behind the scenes (and under flaps and through extra pages) for an exclusive look at the magic of Christmas. Delightfully re-readable, with tons to discover on every page. I think Santa would agree, this charming board book will transform an average day into a holly, jolly holiday adventure

— Stef


A thrilling Christmas board book adventure with pages to peek through and gatefolds to open!

From Christopher Franceschelli, creator of the Abrams Block Book series, comes the Abrams Trail Tale series, taking readers on unforgettable holiday-themed adventures. In this Christmas story, follow two children on their way to Santa’s workshop as they travel through the city, into a gleaming forest, and across the glittering snowscape. Young readers will delight in the clever die-cut surprises throughout and the dramatic quadruple gatefold at the end that folds out into a special, festive surprise.

About the Author

Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born-and-raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in kid-friendly, colorful creations. She has illustrated 20 published books, with another nine on the way. Black lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cat, and countless fish. Visit her at

Praise For…

"The images are charming, from the wide-eyed deer of the forest to busy elves in the workshop."—Kirkus Reviews

"A fun presentation with wonderful artwork."—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419731549
ISBN-10: 1419731548
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 54
Language: English
Series: An Abrams Trail Tale