Synopses & Reviews
Exquisite artwork with gold foil and a skillfully written text convey the universal appeal of the Christmas story to children of all ages
The account of Jesus’ birth, familiar to children around the world, is powerfully retold here. Giotto’s unsurpassed fresco cycle of the Nativity brings the story to vibrant life, while Geraldine Elschner’s thoughtful text engages readers young and old.
About the Author
Géraldine Elschner has translated many books from German to French and French to German. She is the author of several children’s books, including The Cat and the Bird, The Little Hippo, Mark’s Messy Room, and Where Is the Frog? Giotto di Bondone (known simply as Giotto) completed a fresco cycle in approximately 1305 that is one of the most important masterpieces in Western art. It can be found in the Arena Chapel in the church of St Maria della Carita in Padua, Italy.