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Sarah's Two Nativities

Janine M Fraser Helene Magisson



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Walker Books
01 September 2019
Children's & Educational; Picture books
A heartwarming celebration of Christmas, family and faith by two of Australia's finest picture book creators.

Sarah loves her two grandmas - Grandmother Azar and Grandmother Maria. Grandmother Azar tells Sarah stories from the Holy Koran, while Grandmother Maria tells her stories from the Bible. At Christmas time, Sarah snuggles in each of her grandmothers' laps and listens to two nativities stories about the birth of baby Jesus. They are the same in some ways, and different in others ... but both can be Sarah's favourite.
By:   Janine M Fraser
Illustrated by:   Helene Magisson
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 252mm, 
Weight:   405g
ISBN:   9781925381795
ISBN 10:   192538179X
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 4 to 8 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Janine M Fraser lives on Phillip Island in Victoria for most of the year, and three months of the year in Manhattan, New York. She loves books, writing and travel and looks for stories wherever she goes. Her previous books have been short-listed for the CBCA awards, the NSW Premier's Award and the WA Premier's Award. Janine is also a published poet. Sarah's Two Nativities is her first book with Black Dog Books. Helene Magisson began her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination. Helene has lived all over the world, including Africa, France and India. She loves to discover other cultures through their arts and customs. She now calls Australia home and has begun a new career of illustrating picture books, some of which have been CBCA Notables. Sarah's Two Nativities (written by Janine M Fraser) is her first book with Black Dog Books.

Reviews for Sarah's Two Nativities

Sarah's Two Nativities has a timely release, ready for Christmas. It is a story that will help children understand that there are many different customs and beliefs, but listening and taking time to understand people's differences will help us find the things we have in common. It is so very important. In a world where we have more and more distrust for those we see as threatening our way of life, it helps us realise that we are all able to live together if we just listen to each other's stories. This is a story suitable for children aged 4 and above. It would be a great catalyst for a good discussion in a classroom, especially in a world where teachers need to be careful to be inclusive of different faiths. * Glam Adelaide * A book created by Janine Fraser and Helene Magisson, Sarah's Two Nativities shares an important message in a simple way, one that young children will understand. A perfect story for families everywhere to read at anytime, but especially at Christmas. * Kids' Book Review *

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