Wenceslas by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

Synopsis

Wenceslas by Geraldine McCaughrean

Good King Wenceslas looked out On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even ...This is a beautiful telling of the age-old carol of Good King Wenceslas and his page, who set out on a bitter winter night to deliver the spirit of Christmas. Christian Birmingham's majestic images in rich, soft oil pastels are a perfect compliment to this much-loved story.

Reviews

Christian Birmingham's artwork is outstanding: hazy, blurred scenes seen through falling snow contrast with the warm glow of indoor feasting The Children's Bookseller The perfect Christmas picture book -- Geraldine Brennan TES Told in a masterly and satisfying way ... an especially appropriate gift for Christmas Carousel Best new Christmas title of 2005 ... McCaughrean's text is pitch perfect from the start ... we see an illustrator at work who really knows how to drive a narrative forward pictorially ACHUKA Beautiful illustrations ... the language is rich with the balance of outside and inside, cold and warmth, locked rooms and wild blizzards ... in McCaughrean's Wenceslas we have a memorable character TES

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st November 2007

ISBN

9780552549097


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