A traditional retelling of the first Christmas with echoes of the Gospels and a gentle storytelling style. Sophie Windham (a Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator) complements the text with beautiful, glowing pictures and lots of detail, including intricate picture borders around some of the pages, making this a book to treasure.
Elena Pasquali was brought up in South Wales and studied Romance languages at University. She worked for some years in children's publishing before going on to be an author in her own right. She has a special interest in researching and retelling folk tales from around the world. She enjoys exploring new cultures, travelling, and learning the languages that will help her on her way. Sophie Windham grew up in a family of artists and musicians. She has illustrated many picture books and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Unicorns! Unicorns! by Geraldine McCaughrean. She has collaborated on The Obvious Elephant and Harold and the Duck with her husband, a film director and writer.