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By Geraldine McCaughrean, Christian Birmingham (Illustrated by)

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Format: Hardback, 32 pages
Other Information: Full colour
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 November 2005
Good King Wenceslas looked out n the Feast of Stephen, hile the snow lay round about eep and crisp and even' An entralling retelling of the story of King Wenceslas and his page, who set out on a bitter winter's day to delivery the spirit of Christmas. * 'A good story can never be retold often enough, particularly when the author is Geraldine McCaughrean . . . drawings full of gruesome detail will make this a firm favourite' Sunday Telegraph on Grandma Chickenlegs * A book for the whole family to treasure . . . the artwork . . . shines with a strangely luminous beauty . . . A truly wonderful book' Guardian on The Silver Swan

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A rich, dramatic retelling of the tale of Good King Wenceslas, beautifully illustrated by Christian Birmingham

About the Author

GERALDINE McCAUGHREAN is a highly acclaimed writer of children's books, whose talents have been recognised with the award of the most prestigious prizes in children's books - the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Whitbread Award and others. She lives in Berkshire. CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM graduated in Illustration from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1991. Since then he has illustrated many highy praised picture books. Christian has been shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award, the Kurt Maschler Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in London.


Listed as one of the books 'big in Bologna'. The perfect Christmas picture book. - Geraldine Brennan, TES

EAN: 9780385605359
ISBN: 0385605358
Publisher: Doubleday
Dimensions: 24.59 x 26.67 x 0.91 centimetres (0.37 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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