The Jesse Tree


ISBN: 9780745978062 Categories: , ,

ISBN: 9780745978062

Publication date: October 19, 2018

Format: Paperback

Extent: 96 pages

Dimensions: 260mm(length) 215mm(width)

Imprint: Lion Children's Books

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The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, the author has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

Meet the author: Ms Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is an acclaimed novelist and writer of evocative retellings of legends, myths and historical material. She has written more than 160 books, published in 61 countries and and her work has been translated into over 45 languages. Probably best known for her official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet, she is also a three-time recipient of the Whitbread/Costa Children’s Book Award and a Carnegie Medal winner. “McCaughrean is one of the greatest living children’s authors.” – The Bookseller

Meet the author: Ms Bee Willey

Reviews for The Jesse Tree

"Highly wrought, subtle and compelling... a classic demonstration of the art of good storytelling."- Ian Hislop, Sunday Telegraph

"An outstandingly successful demonstration of McCaughrean's skill at retelling traditional stories for contemporary audiences" - Books for Keeps

"Vivid and fresh." - Children's Bookseller Supplement

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