Jack and the Manger: A Christmas Jack Tale

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Jack and the Manger retells the story of Jesus's birth as if it were a Newfoundland folktale. It's all seen through the eyes of Jack, the hero of many a story, who befriends a young couple on their walk to Bethlehem. There's a bit of Ôangel talk', some gravel pit camping, an edge-of-your-seat birth drama, and the low-down on how Caesar Augustus's Ôcount-and-tax plan' brought them all together. It's a down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale.

Gentle, playful and very funny, Jack and the Manger is the second in an on-going series of Jack tales, combining the talents of Andy Jones, one of Newfoundland's finest storytellers and actors, and Darka Erdelji, one of its most distinctive artists. It was a Christmas sensation in St. John's when it was first published, and is sure to please even the most Grinch-like of readers.

Erdelji, whose illustrations for The Queen of Paradise's Garden were widely praised, captures the sly wit, intelligence and great heartedness of Jones's tale in her pictures once again. Jack and the Manger is a fine Christmas tale for young and old alike.

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Andy Jones is an actor, writer and director who was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. He worked with CODCO, both in theatre and on television, and with Sheila's Brush Theatre Troupe. He has written, performed and toured five one-man shows, has performed in theatrical productions across Canada and on numerous television shows, and has appeared in such films as Extraordinary Visitor, The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood and Rare Birds. He is one of the adapters of Peg Bearksin: A Traditional Newfoundland Tale, and the author of The Queen of Paradise's Garden and Jack and the Manger. He and Darka Erdelji are collaborating on a series of Jack tales for Running the Goat.

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Title: Jack and the Manger: A Christmas Jack Tale
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Publication Date: 2010
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