An innkeeper, an ox and a donkey, shepherds, wise men, angels, a star, Herod, Mary and Jesus himself all speak their part in this resonant and original retelling of the Nativity story. Set in the Middle East and filled with visual references to the place and time, the poetic text marries beautifully with the exquisite jewel-coloured paintings of Peter Malone.
Kevin Crossley-Holland and Peter Malone previously collaborated on The King Who Was and Will Be. Peter Malone has illustrated a number of picture books for Orion and works direct with American publishers. He was commissioned by the Royal Mail for a set of Christmas stamps. He lives and works in Bath. Kevin Crossley-Holland has had worldwide success and acclaim for The Seeing Stone, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, and At the Crossing-Places. He is very well known for his masterly retellings of classic stories. He lives in Norfolk. Peter Malone has illustrated a number of picture books for Orion. He was commissioned by the Royal Mail for a set of Christmas stamps. He lives in Bath with his wife and two daughters.