The Animals' Christmas by Elena Pasquali

The Animals' Christmas

Written by Elena Pasquali
Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri

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A retelling of the Nativity story, in which wild animals gather in peace around the manger, thereby providing an original slant on the nativity story and told with winsome illustrations and biblical spirit.


The Animals' Christmas by Elena Pasquali

From the annunciation to the first Christmas night, this retelling of the Nativity story reflects the message of peace at the heart of the season. As Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men set off on their journeys towards Bethlehem, the animals that they pass - goat, ox, wolf, leopard and lion - start to follow out of curiosity. When Mary and Joseph find a place to shelter in the stable and baby Jesus is born, the animals gather around the manger, creating the perfect scene of the 'peaceable kingdom' prophesied by Isaiah, in which all creation lives in harmony together - and so hinting at the wonders that will come because of that night.


'Oh this book is a delight. It tells the nativity story through many different strands in a world full of animals. It is filled with gorgeous, sumptuous pictures full of mood and emotion and with beautifully drawn animals.' Book Reviews for Mums

About the Author

Elena Pasquali studied romance languages at university and has a special interest in researching folk tales. She worked for some years in children’s publishing before
going on to be an author in her own right. She enjoys exploring new cultures and travelling and enjoys learning the languages that will help her on her way.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Lion Hudson Plc

Publication date

23rd September 2011




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