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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.
Award-winning Jane Ray’s beautiful illustrations bring these stories which capture some of the traditions as Christmas from far and wide vividly to life. The collection includes the traditional story of the Nativity as well as Hans Christian Andersen’s cautionary tale, The Little Fir Tree. Grandmothers everywhere – and especially at Christmas – are celebrated in Baboushka.
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.
This highly successful children's Bible provides a story for each day of the year for 7 to 9 year olds. The artwork is truly attractive and of the very highest quality, warm and bright, giving fresh perspectives on the classic stories. Each story has approximately 250 words is complemented by a matching prayer. The Bible features full Bible references on each page as well as a 'story finder' to help the reader choose a story to suit the occasion, making this a complete resource and enable further exploration of the Bible as the child grows up.
A classic retelling of the first Easter, drawing on key episodes from the Gospels and explaining Biblical story for children aged five to seven. Alida Massari's distinctive illustrations feature throughout with a mixture of full page art, vignettes, and borders in elegant shades of blue, yellow and green. A partner to The Story of Christmas, also by Mary Joslin and Alida Massari.
Long ago in the busy little town of Assisi, a wealthy merchant and his wife had a baby boy: Francis. They gave their son all the good things that money could buy. But when Francis was a young man, he had a dream telling him to work for God - to follow the example of Jesus in loving those who were unloved and giving everything he had to serve others. Francis' life touched the hearts of many in his own lifetime. Even the wild birds and animals seemed to listen to what he had to say about God their Maker. For hundreds of years, the story of this good man of Assisi has brought hope and encouragement to all those who long to know gentleness and love in the world.
Share these promises of God's love with the child who is dear to you. Each spread has a Bible verse and a related prayer to convey the message of God's care, his wisdom and strength, with words chosen to guide and comfort, full of faith, hope and love. Illustrated throughout with endearing pictures of everyday scenes in a little girl's life, this book makes an ideal gift for a special child. Related title: Bible Promises for a Little Boy
Share these promises of God's love with the child who is dear to you. Each spread has a Bible verse and a related prayer to convey the message of God's care, his wisdom and strength, with words chosen to guide and comfort, full of faith, hope and love. Illustrated throughout with endearing pictures of everyday scenes in a little boy's life, this little book makes an ideal gift for a special child. Related title: Bible Promises for a Little Girl
This beautifully presented volume of classic Christmas stories from around the world is written for children aged 7+ to enjoy reading alone, or for reading aloud in a classroom setting or with family sitting round a log fire! A mixture of stories from the Christian heritage and more secular tales, these retellings all evoke the true spirit of Christmas around the world. Included are Nativity stories from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, the stories of Baboushka and Papa Panov, Fir Tree and The Nutcracker. The whole collection sparkles with colourful and detailed artwork from Jane Ray. Praise for Jane Ray: Rich in detail, Jane Ray's stunning illustrations capture the magic of our world Julia Eccleshare about Stories for a Fragile Planet
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 collection is a treasure trove of the world's storytelling wisdom, ranging from the must-have favourites (Axe soup, Under the Banyan Tree) to lesser known stories that are at once compelling and unforgettable. 28 stories, re-told in Mary Joslin's elegant style are illustrated with eye-catching pictures, making this book a valuable addition to any bookshelf. Presented in a beautifully designed hardback cover, The Lion Book of Classic Wisdom Stories makes a thoughtful and lasting gift.
A treasury of over 200 prayers including traditional, classic, childhood favourites and new classics. An accessible collection of prayers from a wide variety of sources to provide comfort and inspiration. This book makes a perfect gift for children and adults alike to treasure; beautifully presented, with linen binding, dust jacket and ribbon marker, it reflects the enduring nature of the content.