All over the world, there is a wealth of fascinating traditions and legends surrounding the Christmas story. Here are five festive folk tales, retold by Saviour Pirotta, originating from places as far-flung as Mexico and the Middle East, Northern Europe and North Africa. Sheila Moxley's vivid artwork adds to the seasonal spirit, making this a true celebration of Christmas, throughout the world.
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Each folk tale will charm children on its own merit, offering an intriguing look at Christmas from fresh perspectives. -- Rocky Mountain News, December 20, 1998
Moxley's vivid paintings set the pages aglow. -- Publishers' Weekly, Septembr 28 1998
Remarkable...a stunning fantastical gift. -- The Sunday Times, Books for Christmas supplement, 1998
The folk-art style of illustrator Moxley is a perfect counterpoint for these richly diverse tales. -- Chattanooga Free Press, November 29, 1998
Very original and appealing. -- Church Times, 27 November 1998
Saviour Pirotta was born and educated in Malta. In 1982, he moved to England and spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. He has written over 60 books for children and adults, including Turtle Bay which won a number of awards. His work has been translated into 15 languages. He lives in Yorkshire.
Sheila Moxley studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and graphic design at St Martin's School of Art. Skip Across the Ocean, a collection by Floella Benjamin, was her first book for Frances Lincoln. Her other books include Joy to the World by Saviour Pirotta, Heather Maisner's Diary of a Princess, Rebecca's Passover by Adele Geras and All the Colours of the Earth, a collection of rhymes edited by Wendy Cooling. She lives in Falmouth, Cornwall.
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