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The Lion Classic Christmas Stories Mary Joslin, Jane Ray

ISBN:
9780745962993
Published:
20th September 2013
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
96 pages: 240mm x 168mm x 13mm
Series:
Lion Classic
Lion Children's Books
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This beautifully presented volume of classic Christmas stories from around the world is written for children aged 7+ to enjoy reading alone, or for reading aloud in a classroom setting or with family sitting round a log fire! A mixture of stories from the Christian heritage and more secular tales, these retellings all evoke the true spirit of Christmas around the world. Included are Nativity stories from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, the stories of Baboushka and Papa Panov, Fir Tree and The Nutcracker. The whole collection sparkles with colourful and detailed artwork from Jane Ray. Praise for Jane Ray: "Rich in detail, Jane Ray's stunning illustrations capture the magic of our world" Julia Eccleshare about Stories for a Fragile Planet
1 The Nativity according to Saint Luke 2 The Nativity according to Saint Matthew 3 The Fourth Wise Man 4 Saint Nicholas 5 Little Piccola 6 Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden 7 Baboushka 8 The Christmas Cuckoo 9 The Old Violin 10 Papa Panov 11 The Little Fir Tree 12 The Nutcracker About the Stories
Mary Joslin is the pseudonym of an in-house author.|Born in London, Jane studied art and design at Middlesex University. Her main study was ceramics and she didn't start to illustrate until she left college. Her first published work was a series of greetings cards for Roger la Borde, followed by book jackets, and eventually black and white illustrations for a poetry anthology. Her first full colour picture book was in 1989. Since then Jane has illustrated numerous children's books, including for Lion Children's Books, The Lion Classic Christmas Stories, and Stories for a Fragile Planet. Jane regularly exhibits her work at Primavera, Cambridge, and at The Illustration Cupboard, London.

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The Lion Classic Wisdom Stories Mary Joslin, Christina Balit

ISBN:
9780745963693
Published:
15th February 2013
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
128 pages: 240mm x 168mm x 14mm
Series:
Lion Classic
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This collection is a treasure trove of the world's storytelling wisdom, ranging from the must-have favourites (Axe soup, Under the Banyan Tree) to lesser known stories that are at once compelling and unforgettable. 28 stories, re-told in Mary Joslin's elegant style are illustrated with eye-catching pictures, making this book a valuable addition to any bookshelf. Presented in a beautifully designed hardback cover, The Lion Book of Classic Wisdom Stories makes a thoughtful and lasting gift.
Spider Learns a Lesson A tale from Ghana and the West Indies The Emperor's New Clothes From a tale by Hans Christian Andersen The Three Wanderers A tale from the Bura tribe in Nigeria The Story That Grew Based on a tale from Bengal Waiting for a Rabbit A tale from China Dazzled by Dreams An Iroquois legend The Wise Man and the Pumpkin A tale from Turkey The Woodcutter of Gura A tale from Ethiopia Silver on the Hearth A tale from Afghanistan The Boastful Turtle A tale from India The Ant and the Grain of Wheat A tale from Italy Poor Little Rich Girl A tale from Poland The Eagle and the Jackdaw A tale by Aesop, from ancient Greece Trust the Donkey A Sioux legend Under the Banyan Tree A tale from Bhutan A Bowl of Milk A Parsi tale, from Persia and India The Clothes Line A tale from the Middle East Axe Porridge A tale from Russia The Price of Eggs A tale from the Middle East The Wise Man and the Thief A tale from the Far East Why the Wasp Can't Make Honey A tale from Jamaica The Lion and the Hare A tale from Africa The Bell of Atri A tale from Italy Abelard and the Three Gifts A folk tale from France The Nightingale From a tale by Hans Christian Andersen The Most Precious Gift A tale from the Near East The Boatman A world story The River That Moved A tale from Asia Minor
Mary Joslin is the pseudonym of an in-house author.|Christina Balit is a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Of British and Armenian descent, Christina spent her childhood in the Middle East - the very landscapes where so many of the Bible's tales are set - which became a large influence on her illustrations. An acclaimed children's book artist, she has received widespread praise for her children's books, which are mainly mythology, Biblical stories, or retellings of traditional myths or stories.

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The Lion Classic Prayer Collection Sophy Williams, Lois Rock

ISBN:
9780745963020
Published:
24th August 2012
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
96 pages: 240mm x 168mm x 14mm
Series:
Lion Classic
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This beautifully illustrated volume contains a themed collection of prayers that young readers can appreciate while they are children, and treasure their wisdom for many years. Many of the prayers are drawn from the Bible, but there are also favourite prayers from the Christian tradition across the world and through the centuries, as well as more contemporary offerings. Richly coloured full-page pastel illustrations and motifs - from the same illustrator as The Lion Classic Bible - add warmth and colour throughout, giving this collection of prayers stylish and enduring appeal.
Prayer Praying with the Bible The Christian Life Planet Earth A Worldwide Family Festivals In Times of Need Blessings Index of First Lines
Sophy Williams is a highly sought-after children's books illustrator. For Lion she has illustrated The Nativity Story, The Easter Angels and The Lion Classic Bible.|LOIS ROCK has established an international reputation as a children's writer. Specialising in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into over 30 languages with sales of 4 million copies.

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The Lion Classic Bible gift edition Andrea Skevington, Sophy Williams

  • Price: £22.50
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ISBN:
9780745963310
Published:
23rd September 2011
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
256 pages: 240mm x 168mm
Series:
Lion Classic
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Stunning in presentation and full in scope, The Lion Classic Bible is an evocative retelling of the Bible's great stories for children. In 12 flowing chapters, Andrea Skevington brings together all the Bible's treasured tales to reveal the overarching story of God and his people. Skilfully crafting her stories with care and consideration for the biblical original yet with the energy of the story front-of-mind, the result is a text with a compelling pace, which is at once fresh and original for new readers, but with an underlying depth and perspective that will delight those already familiar with the stories - whatever their age. Richly coloured full-page illustrations and motifs artwork add warmth and colour throughout. This version of The Lion Classic Bible is given a luxury binding to make an extra-special gift; a quality hardback with a real linen cover with foil effect, gilt edges, and ribbon marker make this a Bible to treasure.
ANDREA SKEVINGTON studied English at Cambridge University and now lives in Suffolk with her husband and two children. She tells stories to her own children and to others, through voluntary work in schools and as a Sunday School leader. The Little Fir Tree is her first children's book. Her The Lion Classic Bible won the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012, and she has been Highly Commended in the Crabbe Memorial Poetry Award.|Sophy Williams is a highly sought-after children's books illustrator. For Lion she has illustrated The Nativity Story, The Easter Angels and The Lion Classic Bible.

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The Lion Classic Aesop's Fables Margaret McAllister, Aesop, Aesop, Amanda Hall

ISBN:
9780745962009
Published:
23rd September 2011
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
128 pages: 240mm x 168mm x 14mm
Series:
Lion Classic
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Aesop's Fables have much to teach, and have provided inspiration for children's books through the centuries and around the world. Their wisdom is welcomed by librarians and book lovers, as an essential addition to the bookshelf. In this highly illustrated collection, Margaret McAllister turns her pen to retelling these great stories. Stylishly written, Margaret covers all the best-loved fables as well as those that are less well-known. Along with its distinctive selection of stories - 28 in total - this collection is set-apart by its sensitive illustrations from Amanda Hall, whose graceful depictions of people and animals bring these fables alive. Timeless in its presentation and full of lasting values, this stylish hardback is a perfect gift for children to treasure and enjoy.
Margaret McAllister is an experienced author for children. She has written a number of books for leading publishers, and has been shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize. She specializes in historical fiction.|Amanda Hall is an award-winning illustrator, particularly renowned for her wonderfully decorative and colourful children's book illustrations. She excels at capturing the visual worlds of different cultures, their peoples, animals and landscapes as well as their spiritual traditions. Amanda exhibits her original illustrations at Chris Beetles Gallery St James's, London.

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The Lion Classic Bible Andrea Skevington, Sophy Williams

  • Price: £12.99
  • Currently not available
ISBN:
9780745961064
Published:
18 Mar 2011
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
256 pages: 168 x 240
Series:
Lion Classic
Lion Children's Books
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Stunning in presentation and full in scope, The Lion Classic Bible is an evocative retelling of the Bible’s great stories for children. In 12 flowing chapters, Andrea Skevington brings together all the Bible’s treasured tales to reveal the overarching story of God and his people. Skilfully crafting her stories with care and consideration for the biblical original yet with the energy of the story front-of-mind, the result is a text with a compelling pace, which is at once fresh and original for new readers, but with an underlying depth and perspective that will delight those already familiar with the stories – whatever their age. Richly coloured full-page illustrations and motifs artwork add warmth and colour throughout. Bound in a quality hardback with a glossy dust jacket, this Bible is one to enjoy giving, receiving, reading, and treasuring.
Andrea Skevington studied English at Cambridge University and now lives in Suffolk with her husband and two children. She tells stories to her own children and to others, through voluntary work in schools and as a Sunday School leader. The Little Fir Tree was her first children’s book, and her The Lion Classic Bible won the Ultimate Christian Library Book Award 2012. She has been Highly Commended in the Crabbe Memorial Poetry Award.|Sophy Williams is a highly sought-after children's books illustrator. For Lion she has illustrated The Nativity Story, The Easter Angels and The Lion Classic Bible

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