Add free shipping to your order with these great books
The Christmas Rose - Wendy Blaxland

The Christmas Rose

By: Wendy Blaxland, Lucy Hennessy (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 1 October 2014

Sorry, we are not able to source the book you are looking for right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.

A beautiful Christmas story based on the traditional legend of the Christmas Rose.

The fields near Bethlehem are filled with great joy when angels appear telling of the birth of a very special baby. Madelon's uncle, his men, and the magnificent kings riding on camels all have gifts for the Saviour. But Madelon has nothing. What could she possibly give him?

About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer, Wendy Blaxland was an academic teaching English and then drama at Macquarie University and the University of New England, Armidale. Her twin passions are books and theatre: she works as a dramatist, writing children's plays for the Marian Street Theatre for Young People, and has written over 100 books for educational publishers. The Christmas Rose is Wendy's first picture book. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.

About the Illustrator

Lucy Hennessy is an Australian artist who was born in Sydney. She has degrees from the Institute of Art and Restoration in Florence, Italy, the University of Sydney and the National Art School. Lucy has exhibited her work in many shows and her work has been selected for some notable prize exhibitions including the Sulman Art Prize, AGNSW, and the Mosman Art Prize. Lucy follows a long line of artists who are primarily storytellers. Storytelling through her visual medium is a way of making sense of life and connecting with others. The Christmas Rose is her first book.
Industry Reviews

Lucy Hennessy has captured the desert sands and desolate landscape while still maintaining the colours of Christmas throughout the pages. Wendy Blaxland's simple words allow the miracle that can come from a desire to give to emerge from this Christmas tale.

A sweet Christmas tale that is just a little bit different.

* Kids' Book Review *
This exquisite picture book offers a child-centred interpretation of the Christmas story with an uplifting, poignant resolution... a beautiful hardback publication to share with others, or to give as a gift that will be treasured for many years. * Bookrapt *
Lyrically told, and beautifully illustrated with flowing and reflective pictures, all who read it will be captured by its magic. * Children's Book Council of Australia *
A sweet Christmas tale that is just a little bit different. * Kids Book Review *

More in Picture Books in General

Bluey : The Decider - Bluey

RRP $16.99

$16.25

The Sea in Me - Cody Simpson

Hardcover

RRP $19.99

$18.95

Emma Memma Little Library : 4 board books in 1 - Emma Memma
The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be - Joanna Gaines
Bluey: Giant Activity Pad : Includes over 70 Stickers - Bluey
I Talk Like a River - Jordan Scott

RRP $16.99

$16.25

The Velvet Messenger : Young Queens : Book 2 - Megan Hess
Dinosaur in My Pocket - Ashleigh Barton

RRP $24.99

$23.75

The Daring Tale of Gloria the Great - Jacqueline Harvey

RRP $19.99

$18.95

You're Fabulous As You Are - Sophie Beer

RRP $19.99

$18.95

Bluey: Queens : A Mother's Day Book - Bluey

RRP $16.99

$16.25

My Feel Good Book : How To Be A Positive You - Trace Moroney

RRP $20.99

$14.95

29%
OFF
Bluey: What Would Bluey's Mum Do? : A Mother's Day Book - Bluey
Anzac Ted : 10th Anniversary Edition - Belinda Landsberry

RRP $29.99

$27.90

Bluey : The Doctor - Bluey

Board Book

RRP $14.99

$14.25

Miimi and Buwaarr, Mother and Baby - Melissa Greenwood

RRP $24.99

$23.75

My Dream for You - Ash Barty

RRP $24.99

$23.75

Bluey : BBQ - Bluey

Board Book

RRP $14.99

$14.25

Let Me Be Frank - Jessica Urlichs

RRP $19.99

$18.95

Backyard Footy - Carl Merrison

RRP $16.99

$16.25

Claris: The Secret Crown : The Chicest Mouse in Paris - Megan Hess
General Relativity for Babies : Baby University - Chris Ferrie