Song of the Camels: A Christmas Poem by Elizabeth Coatsworthby Elizabeth J. Coatsworth, Anna Vojtech (Illustrator)
In lush, luminous oil paintings, Anna Vojtech interprets a Christmas poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth, one of America's foremost children's poets, to create a most unusual version of the Nativity. Haunting and evocative, this is the story of the first Christmas told from the perspective of the wise men's camels as they follow the star across the desert to Bethlehem, bearing their noble masters with gifts for the Christ child. Elegant, exotic in words and pictures, this is a Christmas book to ponder and to treasure.
- North-South Books, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.36(w) x 13.59(h) x 0.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, mostly folktales and stories about nature. Nature has always been a strong source of inspiration for Anna. Her pictures are full of flowers and animals, of giraffes and elephants, of little birds and chipmunks. Folktales are also about people, their nature and their spirit. Her illustrations have brought readers closer to the stories and traditions of their countries.
Anna grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia, what is now the Czech Republic. "Prague was a magical place to grow up. We were surrounded by beauty, mystery, history and by nature." She studied art and toy design at the School of Applied Arts and animation film and graphics at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. Later she attended the Royal Academy in Antwerp, Belgium and the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany where she met her German-American husband.
Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with her husband and their two sons.
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