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The Nativity by Géraldine Elschner

The Nativity (2011)

by Géraldine Elschner

Other authors: Giotto (Illustrator)

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The Nativity is a retelling of the Christmas story using images from Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. Beginning with the Annunciation it continues through the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth and the journey to Bethlehem. After the birth the book continues with the arrival of shepherds and wise men and the slaughter of the Innocents ending with Joseph's dream and the flight to Egypt. The last page has a nice allusion to Easter that is subtle in a way I don't normally associate with picture books, but is really the perfect ending.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not Giotto's greatest fan—I really don't like the way he paints eyes—but there is something to be said about picture books using classic art. It's a great way to expose children to the great artists without forcing it on them, like hiding zucchini in chocolate muffins. Overall, definitely one to include in the Christmas picture book collection. ( )
  inge87 | Jan 31, 2016 |
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Géraldine Elschnerprimary authorall editionscalculated
GiottoIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishop, KathrynTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ, accompanied by art from the chapel Scrovegni by Giotto die Bondone..

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