This is the Star

This is the Star

By (author) Joyce Dunbar , Illustrated by Debi Gliori , Illustrated by Joyce Dunbar


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The text tells the Christmas story in a simple cumulative poem with the rhythm of a well-loved nursery rhyme, which has instant appeal to children. Everyone who sees them is captivated by the amazing powerful illustrations. Sensationally acclaimed by the critics on first publication; this is a Christmas classic, ideal for introducing the youngest children to the Nativity story or for re-awakening its magic for older readers.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 102 x 134 x 4mm | 40.82g
  • 28 Jan 2003
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London
  • English
  • 0552548839
  • 9780552548830
  • 95,734

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Joyce Dunbar is a widely respected author of more than fifty books for children. Her MOUSE AND MOLE series has been very popularly adapted for television and her lyrical re-telling of the Nativity story, THIS IS THE STAR, received widespread critical acclaim. She has also collaborated with artist Debi Gliori for several picture books for the Doubleday/Picture Corgi list, including TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP.

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"If you're introducing your child to the nativity story for the very first time, you can't beat this simple, lyrical retelling" Parents Magazine

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