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    Jesus' Christmas Party (Paperback) By (author) Nicholas Allan, Illustrated by Nicholas Allan

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    DescriptionOne of a series of small-format paperback editions of popular picture books, this is a retelling of the Christmas story through the eyes of a grumpy innkeeper.

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    Jesus' Christmas Party
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Allan, Illustrated by Nicholas Allan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 41 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099725916
    ISBN 10: 0099725916

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC, YFB
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5HC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: YNRB
    LC subject heading:
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M69
    Libri: B-131
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    DC21: 220.9505
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-578
    BIC subject category V2: 5HC, YYTG
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YNRM, YBC, YFK
    BIC E4L: EP
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5HPD
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    16 December 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.
    Review quote
    "The funniest, most endearing version of the nativity story for many years" The Sunday Times "When we read this story to the children they were immediately engaged by the strong repetition in the storyline" Nursery World "Wonderfully original" Sunday Express
    Review text
    "There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep," begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. Having given Mary and Joseph two blankets and sent them "round the back," he becomes progressively more riled by the interruptions - a request for a third, smaller blanket, an unaccountable bright light, shepherds, kings. The heavenly hallelujahs are the last straw: stomping out to the stable, the poor man is roundly shushed ("You'll wake the baby!") and promptly succumbs ("Isn't he lovely!"). The simple text is as approachable as Allan's deft, affectionately humorous cartoon-style illustrations, but this is not a trivialization. It's a gentle nudge to the reader's imagination: What would it really have been like to be there? Charming. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    Perfect mini picture books to collect and to treasure. The story of the very first Christmas is hilariously told from the point of view of the innkeeper, who just wants a good night's sleep.