Baboushka and the Three Kings

Baboushka and the Three Kings.

A Carol: Large figures in blue, red, and yellow-green lithos fill the small pages of this book and, with the beautiful type face, tell the story of Babushka, who declined to accompany the three kings and now searches endlessly for the Christ Child. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



The Story of Christmas Jane Ray

The Story of Christmas

Richly coloured stunning pictures of the Nativity, with a dark haired, dark-eyed Holy Family.Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



The Christmas Story. Brent. (Holidays)

The Christmas Story. Brent.

Richly illustrated King James version of the Christmas story, inspired by medieval manuscripts. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



A Child's Story of the Nativity. Masha.

A Child's Story of the Nativity.

Covers the time from the Mary's early life until the flight into Egypt. Gentle full-page pastel paintings with gold borders and highlights. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



The Story of the Three Wise Kings illustrated by  de Paola.

The Story of the Three Wise Kings.

The legend of the Three Wise Men, told in glowing Mediterranean colours. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.



17100 Dick Bruna's Christmas Crib.

Dick Bruna's Christmas Crib.

The play materials seem to be enclosed in a folder: on the front a picture of a crèche with little Bruna figures; on the folder back the instructions, in English, showing a little girl colouring the characters and the scene, pushing out the characters, bending the flaps, and setting up the scene. Inside would be the background with side flaps folding out and two sheets of punch out characters. (Hard to determine given the shrink wrap.) Very charming little nativity scene, with figures that can have their own skin colours and costumes.



21224 The Story of the Wise Men carved by Gislebertus.

The Story of the Wise Men carved by Gislebertus.

Gislebertus hoc fecit, a rare record of an individual artist from the 12th century. Beautiful photographs of the sculpture of the master of the cathedral of Autun, humorous and spiritual, grand and lovingly detailed. The first half of the book retells the story of the Wise Men from St. Matthew, the second half of the book is an article by Régine Pernoud and Canon Grivot discussing the significance of the Romanesque master.



21368 The Magic Christmas Tree by Kingman, illus Bettina.

The Magic Christmas Tree

Two little girls independently adopted the same little tree in the forest and made a Nativity scene for it. A lovely Christmas story. Note: This book has been sold.



The Friendly Beasts. Baker, Laura. /Nicolas Sidjakov, ill. Parnassus Press.

The Friendly Beasts.

A very appealing little book with the Nativity told from the animal's point of view. Beautiful lithographs. A nice first Christmas present. The artist's similar Babouska, published three years later, Babouska, won the Caldecott Medal. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Every Man Heart Lay Down by Graham

Every Man Heart Lay Down.

The Nativity as heard by the author from storytellers at a Liberian mission in poetic West African English. Pictures of a tender African mother and child with illustrations inspired by African traditional art. By the early and important African American author, of the  Town Series for older children. This reissued story formed part of his 1946 book, How God Fix Jonah. See the site maintained by his daughter:



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