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The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

21st September 2012
128 pages: 260mm x 215mm x 13mm
Lion Storyteller
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This collection of stories is packed full of Christmas tales and legends from around the world; a festive treat from a popular storyteller. Here you will find Nativity stories from the Bible, folk tales from long ago, stories of favourite Christmas figures, and learn about how many Christmas traditions came about. Written to be read aloud or read alone, the stories jump off the page with fun illustrations which capture the Christmas spirit and will become family favourites, year after year.
Introduction 11 Christmas Stories from the Bible 13 A Surprise for Zechariah 14 From Luke 1 A Surprise for Mary 16 From Luke 1 Mary's Special Song 18 From Luke 1 A Name for the Baby 20 From Luke 1 Joseph's Dream 22 From Matthew 1 Time to Be Counted 23 From Luke 2 A Long Journey 24 From Luke 2 The Noisy Stable 26 From Luke 2 A Flock of Angels 28 From Luke 2 The Star That Went Zoom! 30 From Matthew 2 The Star-watchers' Journey 31 From Matthew 2 Gifts for a King 33 From Matthew 2 King Herod's Evil Plan 35 From Matthew 2 Stories about Christmas Traditions 37 Old Befana 38 A Story from Italy Brother Froilan's Carvings 42 A Story from Spain Kind Bishop Nicholas 45 A Story from Turkey The Littlest Camel 48 A Story from Syria Wenceslas' Winter Walk 50 A Story from Bohemia Johnny's Socks 54 A Story by Bob Hartman A Flower for Christmas 58 A Story from Mexico The First Christmas Tree 60 A Story from Germany The Icicles 62 A Traditional Folk Tale The First Tinsel 64 A Story from the Ukraine Francis' Christmas Pageant 66 A Story from Italy Father Joseph's Christmas Song 69 A Story from Austria The Christmas Rose 71 A Story from Sweden Christmas Tales and Legends 75 The Raven 76 A Story from France The Little Lambs 78 A Story from Arabia The Baby in the Dough 81 A Medieval Legend The Greedy Woman 84 A Story from Italy The King of Christmas 88 A Story by Bob Hartman Brother Comgall's Christmas 92 A Story from Ireland Papa Panov's Visitors 96 A Story from Russia Christina's Christmas Garden 100 A Story from Scandinavia The Little Fir Tree 103 A Story from Denmark The Four Seasons 106 A Story from Czechoslovakia The Cobbler's Sons 110 A Story from Austria The Little Juggler 114 A Story from France A Note from the Author 117

Bob Hartman is a performance storyteller par excellence. He has been entertaining audiences on both sides of the Atlantic for over 25 years with his books and performances, which bring together retellings of Bible stories and traditional tales from around the world with his own imaginative stories. His books are full of humour and insight, whilst his storytelling sessions are exciting, engaging, dynamic – and above all, interactive! He is well known for his hugely popular The Lion Storyteller collection, the Telling the Bible series, and the highly acclaimed picture books: The Wolf Who Cried BoyDinner in the Lions' Den and The Three Billy Goats' Stuff.


Krisztina Kallai Nagy graduated from the Hungarian College for Applied Arts in Budapest. She is a talented Hungarian artist who has illustrated many children's book in her home country and for publishers in the US and UK. She is a member of the Hungarian Illustrator's Society and has won the beautiful children book award in Hungary three times. Her illustrations are meant to reflect humor, kindliness, and playfulness.

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