A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

3.64 (65 ratings by Goodreads)
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 236 x 298 x 8mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • full colour
  • 0192722441
  • 9780192722447

Review Text

From a noted British illustrator who has long been a popular favorite, one of the most beautiful books he has done in quite a while. The unexceptional text here focuses on a little donkey - who is left behind when his mother carries the Holy Family to Bethlehem - and the neighbor girl, Rebecca, who sets out with him to find them. But the rich, dark colors, the delightful Wildsmith details (including a little tiger cat who tags along on the journey), and the unusual effects he produces with the addition of bright gold - in the stars, the angel, and even the city of Jerusalem - will appeal to a broad audience. It does seem odd, in illustrations that clearly derive inspiration from the appearance of the real Holy Land, to show both Rebecca and Mary (inconsistently) as blonde; but perhaps that license should be as forgivable as the swirling, starry snow. Regardless, this is sure to be a favorite gift book for the coming holidays. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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65 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 20% (13)
4 35% (23)
3 35% (23)
2 8% (5)
1 2% (1)
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