|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2018|
The world's best-loved Christmas carol receives a thoughtful, creative visualization here, courtesy of British artist Lara Hawthorne. In these gouache renderings, the stylized plants and animals call to mind folk art or even tapestries, while the Holy Family and the three wise men ae usually shown in profile, calling to mind Egyptian art. Adding a touch of historical realism to this book for all ages, the characters are shown with darker skin tones than we usually associate with illustrations of the Nativity. Supplemental notes recount the story of how the carol was written, and a lyric sheet is included as well.