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  • Published: 1 December 2005
  • ISBN: 9780552549370
  • Imprint: Picture Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

The Christmas Story



A simple and exquisitely illustrated first Nativity book.

High above the stables the night sky was filled with angels, who gave thanks to God and welcomed the new baby with their beautiful music. A perfect first book of the Nativity; simply told and beautifully illustrated by Ian Beck.

  • Published: 1 December 2005
  • ISBN: 9780552549370
  • Imprint: Picture Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Ian Beck

IAN BECK has worked as a freelance illustrator for many years (including such notable artwork as the record cover for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album). Ian turned to writing and illustrating children's books when his own children were born.

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Praise for The Christmas Story

Ian Beck complements a straightforward retelling of the first Christmas with striking illustrations. Richly bordered pages frame bright, lively scenes, giving the book the feel of an illuminated manuscript

TES Teacher

Simple, straightforward, great for reading aloud to young children

Child Education

The illustrations are subtle and Beck retells the story without being too wordy, or indeed, worthy

Junior

Beautifully and intricately illustrated . . . Offers a warm and reassuring introduction to the religious meaning behind the festive season

Parents News

A brightly illustrated and delightfully simple version of the best known story of all

Sunday Business Post (Eire)

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