The Christmas Story
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The Christmas Story

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High above the stables the night sky was filled with angels, who gave thanks to God and welcomed the new baby with their beautiful music. A perfect first book of the Nativity; simply told and beautifully illustrated by Ian Beck.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 214 x 258 x 6mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full Colour
  • 0552549371
  • 9780552549370
  • 49,246

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A simple and exquisitely illustrated first Nativity book. High above the stables the night sky was filled with angels who gave thanks to God and welcomed the new baby with their beautiful music. "From the Hardcover edition.show more

About Ian Beck

IAN BECK has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books when his own children were born.show more

Review quote

"Ian Beck complements a straightforward retelling of the first Christmas with striking illustrations. Richly bordered pages frame bright, lively scenes, giving the book the feel of an illuminated manuscript" * TES Teacher * "Simple, straightforward, great for reading aloud to young children" * Child Education * "The illustrations are subtle and Beck retells the story without being too wordy, or indeed, worthy" * Junior * "Beautifully and intricately illustrated . . . Offers a warm and reassuring introduction to the religious meaning behind the festive season" * Parents News * "A brightly illustrated and delightfully simple version of the best known story of all" * Sunday Business Post (Eire) *show more

Review Text

"Simple, straightforward, great for reading aloud to young children"show more

Back cover copy

High above the stable the night sky was filled with angels, who gave thanks to God and welcomed the new baby with their beautiful music. "Totally accessible to the very young and gloriously decorated . . . a book to treasure" Bookseller "An ideal first book of the Nativity, the colourful illustrations capture every detail of the Christmas tale" Child Educationshow more

Rating details

10 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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