Legends of the Christchild by Christina Sewell


Legends of the Christchild by Christina Sewell

A collection of illustrated legends arranged to make a progressive, realistic story of the child Jesus. These stories give the life of Jesus in legend, from pre-birth through babyhood and young boyhood up to his appearance in the Temple. Jesus is portrayed like the boy next door rather that the traditional curly-headed child with a halo. Mary, too, is not shown as the sort of person who would expect Hail Marys, despite deserving them. The aim of this approach is to make the stories and the character of the child Jesus real and identifiable for young readers. Each story is accompanied by an illustrative line drawing.

About the Author

Christina Sewell was born Mary Williams in South Wales in 1923, and taken at age three to Australia. She lived her childhood in Adelaide, where she read English at university before moving to Brisbane and then Melbourne. At this time she changed her name officially to Mary Christina St John, most of her poetry being published under that name. In 1950 she moved permanently to England, teaching in London infant schools before marrying and eventually moving to Cambridge, then Hastings, and most recently to Brighton. Most of her literary work in England has been prose, though she has written some more poetry, mainly religious.

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80 pages
Interest Age: 7+


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Publication date

1st November 2002



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