Brother Egbert’s Christmas

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ISBN: 9780745965482 Categories: ,

ISBN: 9780745965482

Publication date: September 19, 2014

Format: Hardback

Extent: 64 pages

Dimensions: 210mm(length) 168mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Children's Books

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In Stock. Estimated delivery time: 7-10 days.

Brother Egbert is a monk at Willingford Abbey. He spends most of his time copying out pages from the Bible in beautiful handwriting, but on Sunday afternoons he invites the children of Willingford to come and read the Bible stories he has written especially for them. This is how Jake, the woodcarver’s son, learns the story of Jesus’ birth, the story that inspires Jake and his father as they make a new carving for the abbey church… and that carving inspires Brother Egbert to write this story. Presented in the style of an illuminated manuscript with calligraphy and highly colourful pictures interacting with the lettering, the book captures the spirit of one of Brother Egbert’s own manuscripts. Included in the back are instructions on how to make your very own illuminated manuscript! The beautiful hardback with gold foiling and linen quarter binding make this a stunning and unique Christmas gift.

Meet the author: Mr Steve Eggleton

Steve Eggleton was born in Kent, and the grew up in Suffolk and then Hampshire. Steve’s first books for children were presented in the form of illuminated manuscripts. More recently, he has been writing for older children, re-telling the inspirational stories of God’s heroes of faith. He is the author of God and Noah Save the World, God and John Point the Way, and Brother Egbert’s Christmas.

He studied art and design at Portsmouth, after which, he moved to Norfolk with his wife Gill and their young family. There he has worked as an artist, sculptor and teacher, and has renovated the Tudor farm-house, which is their home. He keeps a small herd of Dexter cattle, and a few chickens. Steve has a passion to share his Christian faith with children and young people.

For many years, he and his wife have run a weekly club to share the wonderful stories of the Bible with local children. Over the past ten years or so, Steve and his wife Gill have been heading up the Via Beata project to establish a trail of Christian art-works across the U.K. from East to West. (See www.viabeata.co.uk)


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