The Holy Night

Selma Lagerlöf; Illustrated by Ilon Wikland; Translated by Velma Swanston Howard

Availability:
Out of print

Quick Look

A picture book edition of Selma Lagerlöf's classic Christmas tale.

Format:
hardback
Size:
275 x 180 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
Extent:
40 pages
ISBN:
9780863154676
Publication date:
30 Sep 2004

Description

'What that shepherd saw, we might also see, for the angels fly down from heaven every Christmas Eve, if we could only see them.'

A picture book edition of Selma Lagerlöf's classic Christmas tale.

One cold winter's night, a cruel and hard-hearted shepherd is amazed by the strange happenings. A man comes looking for wood for a fire to warm his wife and new-born baby, and the dogs don't bite him, the sheep don't run away, and the fire doesn't scorch him. Following the man back to his cold grotto, the shepherd discovers the true spirit of Christmas.

Reviews

'This atmospheric book characterically carries the Christian story on the current of a Swedish folk-tale tradition. Elinor (age 9) and Catriona (age 7) were captivated, and loved the pictures which use light and dark to give a powerful emotional dimension to the simply told narrative.'
-- Camilla Macnab, parent, Church Times, November 2004

Author

Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Links

Unfortunately this book is now out of print. You may enjoy more books by Selma Lagerlöf:
The Wonderful Adventure of Nils
Christ Legends

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