The Three Wise Men

A Christmas Story

Loek Koopmans

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Quick Look

  • A magical and beautifully illustrated retelling of the Christmas story
  • Soft illustrations and gentle language make this perfect for reading aloud
  • An original version of the nativity following the wise men's journey

This beautifully illustrated and unique telling of the nativity story follows the three Kings' journey. From the creator of Any Room for Me?

254 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
24 Sep 2020
2nd edition


Long, long ago, a very special star appeared in the night sky. It shone more brightly than all the other stars. Three wise men called Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar gazed at the star in wonder. They had never seen anything like it before.

In this beautifully illustrated book the three Kings decide to journey west, following the star to a very special destination.

Loek Koopmans' retelling of one part of the Christmas story is full of life and character, as well as mystery and wonder. This charming traditional tale will help young children celebrate the nativity.


'The Three Wise Men has beautiful, warm and gentle illustrations.'
-- Kindling

'This is of course a well-known story, but I liked this different perspective and also the soft tones of the beautiful illustrations.'
-- Juno

'[T]he trajectory and tone are just right for the youngest audience, and the humble pictures, more sunny than starlit, depict the Magi as sweet old souls.'
-- Roger Sutton, The Horn Book Magazine


Loek Koopmans is the author and illustrator of the children's books Any Room For Me?, The Pancake That Ran Away and Frog, Bee and Snail Look for Snow, and The Little Christmas Tree (all Floris Books).

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