Jesus' Christmas Party
Jesus' Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan
Book DescriptionOne of a series of small-format paperback editions of popular picture books, this is a retelling of the Christmas story through the eyes of a grumpy innkeeper.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099725916
(138mm x 107mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Heaven, Paperback (November 2014)
Dill the dog knows his time is up so he packs his case and tells Lily, his owner, that he's off "up there". "Can I come too?" asks Lily. "Er ...not yet," replies Dill. While he is waiting for the angels to collect him, Dill explains to Lily what he thinks heaven is like.
Prince and the Potty, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Nicholas Allan
It's time for the prince to use his potty, so it's off to the Royal Potty Workshop! There are singing potties, potties pulled by corgis, and even super-duper flying Royal Robo-Potties! But it's hard work finding the perfect potty for the job ...especially when disaster strikes. Can the Royal Baby find his own solution?
US Kirkus Review » "There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep," begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. Having given Mary and Joseph two blankets and sent them "round the back," he becomes progressively more riled by the interruptions - a request for a third, smaller blanket, an unaccountable bright light, shepherds, kings. The heavenly hallelujahs are the last straw: stomping out to the stable, the poor man is roundly shushed ("You'll wake the baby!") and promptly succumbs ("Isn't he lovely!"). The simple text is as approachable as Allan's deft, affectionately humorous cartoon-style illustrations, but this is not a trivialization. It's a gentle nudge to the reader's imagination: What would it really have been like to be there? Charming. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Nicholas Allan
Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.
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