The Story of Christmas by Mary Joslin

The Story of Christmas

Written by Mary Joslin
Illustrated by Alida Massari

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A simply-phrased and evocatively illustrated retelling of the story of the nativity from the moment Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she is to be the mother of a baby boy. Mary’s doubts and the subsequent story of the birth of the baby in a stable and the worshippers who are led to him by the bright shining star are atmospherically captured in words and pictures.


The Story of Christmas by Mary Joslin

A classic retelling of the Nativity full of angels. Illustrated throughout with a mixture of full page art, vignettes, and borders in sumptuous reds, purples and majestic blues, this Christmas story book is simply breathtaking. Told in words resonant of the Bible, this is a picture book to be enjoyed year after year.


'This is a picture book to treasure for years to come.'

'Connell Evening Echo'

About the Author

Mary Joslin is married and has 3 grown up children. She began writing when her own children were still young and has since written books that have been published throughout the world. For Lion these include Our Father, The Tale of the Heaven Tree, Do the Angels Watch Close By?, The Merchant Enticed by the Pearl of Great Price and The Story of the Cross. She likes kayaking, canoeing and gardening.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Mary Joslin
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Lion Children's Books an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc

Publication date

20th September 2013




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