The Lion, The Unicorn and Me: The Donkey's Christmas Story by Jeanette Winterson
  

The Lion, The Unicorn and Me: The Donkey's Christmas Story

Written by Jeanette Winterson

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In this beautifully evocative retelling of the story of the very first Christmas, the humble donkey is chosen above all the other animals, including the kingly lion and the proud unicorn, for a vital journey of discovery and wonder. This retelling has been compiled by the award-winning and world-renowned novelist Jeanette Winterson. She has created a masterful and deftly crafted story that sparkles with originality, humour and warmth. It is perfectly complemented by some stunning illustrations from the pen of a newcomer to the world of book illustration, Rosaline MacCurrach.

Inspired by Jeanette Winterson's love of Christmas traditions and retelling old stories, The Lion, The Unicorn and Me is a new version of a familiar tale. It cuts to the heart of what is moving about the very first Christmas, and reminds us all of the power and beauty of that ancient story. It’s a book to be cherished by families for years to come.

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The Lion, The Unicorn and Me: The Donkey's Christmas Story by Jeanette Winterson

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England, and adopted by Pentecostal parents who brought her up in the nearby mill-town of Accrington. As a Northern working class girl she was not encouraged to be clever. Her adopted father was a factory worker, her mother stayed at home. There were only six books in the house, including the Bible and Cruden's Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testaments. Strangely, one of the other books was Malory's Morte d'Arthur, and it was this that started her life quest of reading and writing. The house had no bathroom either, which was fortunate because it meant that Jeanette could read her books by flashlight in the outside toilet. Reading was not much approved unless it was the Bible. Her parents intended her for the missionary field. Schooling was erratic but Jeanette had got herself into a girl's grammar school and later she read English at Oxford University. This was not an easy transition. Jeanette had left home at 16 after falling in love with another girl. While she took her A levels she lived in various places, supporting herself by evening and weekend work. In a year off to earn money, she worked as a domestic in a lunatic asylum.

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Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Jeanette Winterson
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Author's Website

www.jeanettewinterson.com

Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

5th October 2009

ISBN

9781407109060

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