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The First Christmas

Jan Pienkowski

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ISBN 10: 038575518X / ISBN 13: 9780385755184
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2014
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Title: The First Christmas

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Jan Pieńkowski’s breathtaking depiction of the Nativity story, now in a new handsome gift edition perfect for children.
 
Jan Pieńkowski’s The First Christmas tells the story of the Nativity with stunning illustrations: black silhouettes and decorative silver ink against brilliant jewel-like colors. The text is selected from the King James Version of the Bible (the Gospels of Luke and Matthew), and the scenes depicted by Pieńkowski span various settings, time periods, and moods, making this an imaginative and nuanced interpretation. The First Christmas is a beautiful work of art, a reverent telling of the Nativity story, and a Christmas classic for families to cherish.

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JAN PIENKOWSKI is a distinguished illustrator of children's books. Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1936, he spent his childhood there under German occupation and moved to England shortly after the war. He studied English literature and classics at Cambridge and became a designer after graduation. Since then he has illustrated more than fifty children's books and was twice awarded England's highest honor for children's book illustration, the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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