By Elsa Beskow
Peter and Lotta go to live in the country with Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender and Uncle Blue. As Christmas approaches, they discover all kinds of new surprises, but best of all is finding where the presents come from. Is it from deep in the forest where the tallest fir trees grow?
Elsa Beskow (1874-1953) is the most popular children's illustrator in Sweden, where her picture books have been known and loved for over a century.
Recommended for 5 - 8 years.
by Aly Hilberts; Illustrated by Sanne Dufft
A heart-warming and unique version of the Christmas story, perfect for sharing with young children. The lively illustrations are full of colour, light and joy. A beautiful Christmas gift book.
In this heart-warming and unique version of the Christmas story, beautifully illustrated by Sanne Dufft, Nathan must give up his crafts to learn to be a good shepherd. But when an angel declares a special child has been born he has no gifts to bring him.
Nathan wants to be a shepherd like his father but he also loves to craft beautiful figures from wood and wool he collects on the hills.
In this unique version of the nativity story, beautifully illustrated by Sanne Dufft, Nathan must give up his crafts to learn to be a good shepherd. But when an angel announces a special child has been born he has no gifts
to bring him. What can Nathan do?
The soft, vivid illustrations, full of gentle wonder and joy, make this a perfect gift for young children.
Hardcover, 32 pages. 235 x 209 mm.
'I love seeing a new Christmas picture book, and just in time too. This is a heart--warming, down to earth story about a little shepherd boy who had to stop crafting toys in order to look after his sheep. However, he finds them just in time to give as a gift for the new born Son of God. The story is simply told, and the illustrations are beautiful.'
'The character of the shepherd boy makes this simple re-telling of the nativity story easy for young children to relate to.'
'The lovely illustrations perfectly capture the beauty and simplicity of the story. The impressionistic angel and the heavenly host bring a warm glow to the pages when they appear. This is a nice addition to holiday books about the Nativity... This would be a fine choice for those looking for a warm and gentle story of the nativity.'
-- Youth Services Book Review
-- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Aly Hilberts is a Dutch children's author. She has worked in primary schools for forty years.
Sanne Dufft is a children's book illustrator and former art therapist. She lives in Germany with her family.