The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book by Bob Hartman

The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book

Written by Bob Hartman
Illustrated by Krisztina Kallai Nagy
Part of the Lion Storyteller Series

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A wonderful collection of celebratory stories from around the world retold by a master storyteller who knows exactly how to recreate magic and wonder for his listeners. In addition to the familiar Christmas stories of Joseph and Mary’s journey, the birth of the baby and the arrival of the Star Watchers, there are stories from around the world showing how different Christmas traditions have developed according to local circumstances. The result is a hugely satisfying anthology which will offer much to all who listen to these stories.


The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book by Bob Hartman

This collection of stories is packed full of Christmas tales and legends from around the world; a festive treat from a popular storyteller. Here you will find Nativity stories from the Bible, folk tales from long ago, stories of favourite Christmas figures, and learn about how many Christmas traditions came about. Written to be read aloud or read alone, the stories jump off the page with fun illustrations which capture the Christmas spirit and will become family favourites, year after year. 'Offers rich, poetic yet lively versions of the Nativity stories. A splendid reflection on the richness and depth of the Christmas tradition across countries and centuries.' Times Educational Supplement


'Offers rich, poetic yet lively versions of the Nativity stories. A splendid reflection on the richness and depth of the Christmas tradition across countries and centuries.'

About the Author

Bob Hartman

Internationally acclaimed Bob Hartman is a much-loved performance storyteller for children. Renowned for his dynamic, energetic and interactive performances, Bob has entertained audiences on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum to schools, bookshops and major festivals throughout the UK – including the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Northern Children’s Book Festival, both of which he has been a well-loved favourite at for a number of years. His audiences range in number from 10 to 100 and beyond and are enjoyed by all ages.

Bob’s storytelling programme combines traditional folk-tales from around the world, retold in his own inimitable style, with his own inventive stories. Bob loves to help children create their own stories on the spot, and also runs practical workshops for older children and adults who want to understand the power of storytelling and improve their skills.

Bob Hartman and is author of the Lion Storyteller series, a number of picture story books including Noah’s Big Boat, Dinner in the Lions’ Den, The Wolf who Cried Boy and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff as well as Mr Aesop’s Story Shop and a series of books for adults: Telling the Bible and Telling the Gospel in which he offers his thoughts on storytelling and tips on how to tell stories in fresh and intriguing ways.

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128 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Lion Children's Books an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc

Publication date

21st September 2012




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