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Who Jesus Was Avril Rowlands, Kay Widdowson

24th January 2020
144 pages: 198mm x 130mm
The Animals' Caravan
Lion Children's Books
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Christopher Rabbit turned the pages of the Bible, but it was getting dark and quite hard to read. Caravan Bear fetched an oil lamp. Whitby and Hector drew nearer.

“Some wise men had heard about the birth of Jesus,” Christopher Rabbit said. “They wanted to see him…”

Caravan Bear once again hitches up Hector the horse to the brightly painted gypsy-style caravan and, with Whitby the dog and Christopher Rabbit, sets off in search of new adventures.

Enjoy Rabbit’s storytelling along the way, interrupted by frequent questions from the travellers and other animals they meet. Do you think Jesus knew he was God’s son when he was twelve? Why did Jesus want John to baptize him? Did Jesus like being famous? Why didn’t Pilate release Jesus?

The Animals’ Caravan has echoes of children’s classics such as The Wind in the Willows and Alice in Wonderland, as the caravan travellers form a great friendship on their journey together.

Avril Rowlands is a renowned children’s author with over forty published books. She also writes for television and the theatre. Her three best-selling books for Lion Hudson, Tales from the Ark, More Tales from the Ark and Rainbow’s End, have been republished in a bumper edition, All the Tales from the Ark. Avril has now turned the ark stories into a musical which will be premiered this year. Her latest series for Lion, The Animals’ Caravan, Adventures through the Bible with Caravan Bear and friends are inspired by her own caravan trips. Read more about the series in her blog: www.avrilrowlands.co.uk.

|Kay Widdowson studied at Chesterfield College of Art and Design then went to work in film animation for five years. She then became a freelance illustrator of children's books and still works in this field, as well as designing for greetings cards and gift wraps. Kay's style is bold and bursting with luscious colours and unexpected shapes which fit together into her playful animal compositions -- full of movement and energy. Recently Kay has concentrated on print making including collograph, which makes use of the medium's characteristic boldness.

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