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Good King Wenceslas looked out On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even ...This is a beautiful telling of the age-old carol of Good King Wenceslas and his page, who set out on a bitter winter night to deliver the spirit of Christmas. Christian Birmingham's majestic images in rich, soft oil pastels are a perfect compliment to this much-loved story.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 232 x 256 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 0552549096
  • 9780552549097
  • 478,027

About Geraldine Mccaughrean

GERALDINE McCAUGHREAN is a highly acclaimed writer of children's books, whose talents have been recognised with the award of the most prestigious prizes in children's books - the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award and others. She lives in Berkshire. CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM graduated in Illustration from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1991. Since then he has illustrated many highy praised picture books. Christian has been shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award, the Kurt Maschler Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.
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"Christian Birmingham's artwork is outstanding: hazy, blurred scenes seen through falling snow contrast with the warm glow of indoor feasting" The Children's Bookseller "The perfect Christmas picture book" -- Geraldine Brennan TES "Told in a masterly and satisfying way ... an especially appropriate gift for Christmas" Carousel "Best new Christmas title of 2005 ... McCaughrean's text is pitch perfect from the start ... we see an illustrator at work who really knows how to drive a narrative forward pictorially" ACHUKA "Beautiful illustrations ... the language is rich with the balance of outside and inside, cold and warmth, locked rooms and wild blizzards ... in McCaughrean's Wenceslas we have a memorable character" TES
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