The Animals' Christmas
From the annunciation to the first Christmas night, this retelling of the Nativity story reflects the message of peace at the heart of the season. As Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men set off on their journeys towards Bethlehem, the animals that they pass - goat, ox, wolf, leopard and lion - start to follow out of curiosity. When Mary and Joseph find a place to shelter in the stable and baby Jesus is born, the animals gather around the manger, creating the perfect scene of the 'peaceable kingdom' prophesied by Isaiah, in which all creation lives in harmony together - and so hinting at the wonders that will come because of that night. An original slant on the nativity story, told with winsome illustrations and biblical spirit.
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- Paperback | 32 pages
- 215 x 260 x 6mm | 176g
- 01 Aug 2016
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Children's Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- Colour illustrations throughout
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"An accessible Nativity story." --Publishers Weekly "Pasquali does a nice job of adding just a little to what the Bible says by way of speech, making the story fresh and appealing." --Christian Children's Book Review
About Elena Pasquali
Elena Pasquali is the pseudonym of an in-house author. Giuliano Ferri graduated from the Art Institute of Urbino, Italy, where he specialized in animation. He has since worked as a full-time illustrator and his art has been exhibited worldwide, from the Pompidou Center in Paris to the Itabashi Art Museum in Tokyo. Giuliano lives in his native Pesaro, Italy, where he enjoys the beauty of the surrounding countryside with his wife Francesca, and his dog.