Title: The Nativity Story
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Illustrator: Sophy Williams
Publisher: 2007 Lion Hudson
Themes: Christmas, Advent, Baby Jesus, Bible Stories
Geraldine McCaughrean’s breathtakingly evocative prose brings new life to the familiar stories. This sumptuous take on the classic Nativity story, with enduring prose and opulent, stylish illustrations, is a wonderful family keepsake and a delight to read alone or aloud in homes, schools and churches.
Geraldine McCaughrean teams up with the illustrator Sophy Williams to bring us another children’s book, this one explores the Christmas story in a number of stages. Telling the stories in stages we hear the story of Mary, Zechariah, Elizabeth as well as the Wise Men and others. Beautifully illustrated the team bring the real Christmas story to life in a way that makes this a perfect Christmas book for Advent as the community remembers the story of God breaking through and becoming one of us.
“Maybe the stars pulsed overhead, and the planets spun like Catherine wheels, and the moon grinned hugely, and the constellations turned handsprings around the sky. Or maybe that is how it always feels when a baby is born”
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