The Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree

4.19 (154 ratings by Goodreads)

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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 love.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 7mm | 111g
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0745960766
  • 9780745960760
  • 171,784

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 *
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About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is an acclaimed novelist and writer of evocative retellings of legends, myths and historical material. She has written more than 160 books, published in 61 countries and and her work has been translated into over 45 languages. Probably best known for her official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet, she is also a three-time recipient of the Whitbread/Costa Children's Book Award and a Carnegie Medal winner. "McCaughrean is one of the greatest living children's authors." - The Bookseller
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Rating details

154 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 46% (71)
4 34% (52)
3 16% (24)
2 3% (4)
1 2% (3)
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