Alison Jay has illustrated many books for children, and her beautiful paintings are instantly recognisable. In this book see the story of the birth of Jesus interpreted in her own unique style, using vignettes, borders and full page art to accompany a sincere retelling of the Nativity. There are many intriguing people, animals and landscapes to look at along the way, bursting with new details to find with a young child, as you share the story of that special night.
LOIS ROCK has established an international reputation as a children's writer. Specialising in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into over 30 languages with sales of 4 million copies.Alison Jay graduated with a first-class degree in illustration from the London College of Printing. She worked in animation before moving on to children's illustration. She is well known for her beautiful children's books illustrations and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway prize four times. She won the Transworld Children's Book Award in the AOI Images Best of British illustration. Alison works in alkyd paint, which is a quick drying oil paint. Sometimes, she coats the illustration with layers of varnish to give the illustrations an aged crackled effect.
A "fresh and compelling retelling." —Publishers Weekly
"This lovely primer on Christ’s birth offers more than a simple happy tale and is a worthy purchase for any library where Nativity stories are sought after." —School Library Journal