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Everyone in the village is talking about the new star in the sky, but Baboushka, as always, is busy keeping her house spotless and bright. She offers hospitality to three strangers who are following the star in search of a new baby king. When they have continued on their way Baboushka follows in their footsteps, carrying with her some toys for the baby. But she has left it too late and, so some say, she continues her quest to this day. A charming folk-tale which blends the Bible story of Christmas with the tradition of giving gifts.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 210 x 270mm | 159g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745944566
  • 9780745944562
  • 1,083,332

About Arthur Scholey

ARTHUR SCHOLEY is the author of many stories for children, a large number of which have been broadcast by BBC Radio. HELEN CANN trained in illustration and fine art. For Lion, she has illustrated the stunning new Lion Bible for Children, A Child's Book of Celtic Prayers and Who Laid the Cornerstone of the World?
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'The talents of Scholey and Cann combine in a poignant version of this timeless story about the old peasant woman... Her fluctuating emotions are skilfully caught in the cadences of the prose and, even more strikingly perhaps, in Cann's pictures, many of them rich in symbolic detail.' Irish Times
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27 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 33% (9)
4 30% (8)
3 19% (5)
2 15% (4)
1 4% (1)
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