Christ Legends

Selma Lagerlöf; Illustrated by Ronald Heuninck; Translated by Velma Swanston Howard

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  • Lagerlöf brings the stories of Jesus' birth and childhood truly to life in this wonderful collection of tales for children
  • This classic collection was previously published as The Emperor's Vision.

Lagerlöf brings the stories of Jesus' birth and childhood truly to life in this wonderful collection of tales for children.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Illustrations:
12 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 7 to 12 years
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9780863159817
Publication date:
21 Mar 2013
Edition:
5th edition

Description

The stories of Jesus' birth and childhood are well known, but Selma Lagerlöf brings them truly to life in this wonderful collection of tales for children.

Her storytelling draws vividly on the colourful history and landscape of the Holy Land. She weaves in a cast of lively characters whose experiences and points of view are not usually represented: a war-hardened soldier at Herod's feast, a grumpy shepherd, Emperor Tiberius himself. Together they proclaim the human drama and divine mystery of the events of Christ's life.

Previously published as The Emperor's Vision.

Table of Contents

The Holy Night
The Emperor's Vision
The Wise Men's Well
Bethlehem's Children
The Flight into Egypt
In Nazareth
In the Temple
Saint Veronica
Robin Redbreast
Our Lord and Saint Peter
The Sacred Flame
The Christmas Rose

Reviews

'Brings many familiar stories alive in an enchanting way.'
-- Scientific and Medical Network Review

'The reappearance of these wonderful stories will delight all who enjoy telling or reading stories at Christmastide. As a teacher, when I told my classes of primary school children the stories In Nazareth and In The Temple they proved very popular and inspired excellent artwork! These stories are a wonderful antidote to the materialism and sentimentality which so often mar the celebration of Christmas.'
-- Peter Heathfield, New View, Winter 2002/3

Author

Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was born in Varmland, Sweden. She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. As a child, she spent hours listening to stories told by her grandmother. Following an inspirational visit to the Holy Land, in 1904 she published Christ Legends, her most well-known book, which has been loved by generations of children.

Links

A previous edition of this book was titled 'The Emperor's Vision and other Christ Legends'.

Also available by Selma Lagerlöf:
The Wonderful Adventure of Nils
The Holy Night

If you enjoyed Christ Legends, you might also like:
Mary's Little Donkey and the Escape to Egypt

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