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The Christmas Story Paperback – 3 Nov 2005


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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Picture Corgi; New Ed edition (3 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552549371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552549370
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 0.6 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Ian Beck complements a straightforward retelling of the first Christmas with striking illustrations. Richly bordered pages frame bright, lively scenes, giving the book the feel of an illuminated manuscript" (TES Teacher)

"Simple, straightforward, great for reading aloud to young children" (Child Education)

"The illustrations are subtle and Beck retells the story without being too wordy, or indeed, worthy" (Junior)

"Beautifully and intricately illustrated . . . Offers a warm and reassuring introduction to the religious meaning behind the festive season" (Parents News)

"A brightly illustrated and delightfully simple version of the best known story of all" (Sunday Business Post (Eire))

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A simple and exquisitely illustrated first Nativity book.

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45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By A Customer of AMAZON-UK! on 30 Nov. 2007
Format: Paperback
Another excellent 'Christmas-time' read-with-me story from author/illustrator, Ian Beck, who relates a lovely version of the Nativity.
Simply told with sufficient text to keep the interest, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

From the back cover:

'High above the stable the night sky was filled with angels, who gave thanks to God and welcomed the new baby with their beautiful music.'

Measuring in around 26.5 cm x 22 cm, the pastel paperback covers open to 28 high quality shiny pages, beginning with:

'The story of the birth of Jesus began in a garden in the city of Nazareth, where Mary and Joseph lived.......'

and ending with:

'And now, thousands of years later, at every Christmas we remember the marvellous story of how Jesus was born.'
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful By K. Anderson on 9 Nov. 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book as my two year old has begun to take a large interest in Christmas. I wanted to teach her the story of baby Jesus, so it's not all about Father Christmas and Presents!

We both have really enjoyed reading this book (all twelve times!!). There are some lovely pictures to go along with the story, It picks up on the key points so it is not too long and keeps you interested all the way through.

I would recommend this to anyone who has small children as a first book of the Nativity.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Gill Le Fevre on 19 Dec. 2008
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I was looking for a Christmas story to read to my daughter so that she grows up understanding the true meaning of Christmas. After one wrong turn, I found this book and I've been delighted. It tells the story beautifully, with gorgeous detailed pictures, and covers the important elements of the story. Highly recommended.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Emilia Bergman on 7 Feb. 2009
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I bought this book for my daughter as I wanted her to know the real story behind Christmas celebrations. This book has wonderful illustrations and a nice, short, simple story. Perfect for ages 2 till 5!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lily Cad on 19 Nov. 2011
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I bought this story for my 3 year old son because we're religious and I wanted him to understand Xmas wasn't just all about presents and a man with a white beard!
It's a great story, which begins with the angel Gabriel telling Mary she will give birth to Jesus. The pictures are lovely and there aren't too many words for toddlers and young children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gill on 29 Dec. 2011
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I bought this lovely book to read to my Reception class. What an enjoyable experience it was! Every page is an explosion of colour, the illustrations are full of detail which the children were eager to look at. The Nativity Story is told at just the right level for 4 and 5 year olds to understand and appreciate. We all loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By yorkmum on 13 Nov. 2011
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Lovely book for little people to understand the Christmas Story. The text and pictures are perfect for my 5 year old to understand.
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I brought this book for my 4 month old son to read to him this year and every other year until he outgrows it. He loves looking at the colourful pages and listening to me reading and smiles at the pictures. It is the perfect book to tell your baby/child the christmas story. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to tell the story to their little ones. It would also make a lovely gift.
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