The Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree

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Taking her inspiration from the medieval tradition of carving Jesse Trees - a method used to explain the genealogy of Jesus - McCaughrean uses all her skill as a storyteller to weave together evocative retellings of Bible stories with a contemporary tale about the creation of a modern-day Jesse Tree and the transforming power of friendship and more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 121.9 x 193 x 10.2mm | 45.36g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745960766
  • 9780745960760
  • 175,578

Review quote

'Highly wrought, subtle and compelling... a classic demonstration of the art of good storytelling.' -- Ian Hislop * The Sunday Telegraph * 'Vivid and fresh' * Children's Bookseller Supplement * 'An outstandingly successful demonstration of McCaughrean's skill at retelling traditional stories for contemporary audiences' * Books for Keeps *show more

About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is an acclaimed novelist and writer of evocative retellings of legends, myths and historical material. She received the Whitbread Award for her first novel A Little Lower than the Angels and has since gained an international reputation. 'McCaughrean could rewrite the shipping forecast and make it sound riveting...' The Sunday Telegraphshow more

Rating details

111 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
5 44% (49)
4 33% (37)
3 16% (18)
2 4% (4)
1 3% (3)
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