Wenceslas: The Eternal Christmas Story

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Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep and crisp and even…

A beautiful telling of the age-old carol of Good King Wenceslas and his page, who set out on a bitter winter night to deliver the spirit of Christmas.

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Overview

Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about,
Deep and crisp and even…

A beautiful telling of the age-old carol of Good King Wenceslas and his page, who set out on a bitter winter night to deliver the spirit of Christmas.

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“Christian Birmingham’s artwork is outstanding: hazy, blurred scenes seen through falling snow contrast with the warm glow of indoor feasting.”
The Children’s Bookseller
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780552549097
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 months - 7 years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean was born and educated in Enfield, North London, the third and youngest child of a fireman and a teacher. She attended Christ Church College of Education but instead of teaching chose to work for a magazine publishing house. Her favourite assignments included the best-selling children's partworks Storyteller and Little Storyteller. Only in 1988 did she become a full-time writer.

Since then, Geraldine has written over 130 books and plays for both adults and children and has won the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Whitbread Children's Book of the Year (three times in three decades), Smarties Bronze (four times), UK Readers' Association Award, and wrote the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2000. In 2002, The Kite Rider and Stop the Train were both shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, with the latter being Highly Commended. Her most recent novel, Not the End of the World, won the 2004 Whitbread Children’s Book Award. Her new novel The White Darkness is published in September.

Geraldine has been chosen by the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Hospital to write Peter Pan in Scarlet, the official sequel to Peter Pan. This was published by Oxford University Press in October 2006.

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