Dec 15th: Steven Lenton chooses The Christmas Truce

Author: Carol Ann Duffy / Illustrator: David Roberts

My favorite Christmas book is the relatively recently published ‘The Christmas Truce’ by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by one of my illustration idols, David Roberts.

The Christmas Truce - Carol Ann Duffy - Story SnugWhy is The Christmas Truce your favourite Christmas book?

This beautifully poignant and thought-provoking poem is a wonder to behold.  The combination of the beautiful words and exquisite imagery work together masterfully and I can’t recommend it enough.

Can you describe a favourite illustration or give a favourite quote from the story and tell us why you chose it.

Each spread is stylish, graceful and as with all David’s work, beautifully rendered with fine line work, watercolor and palettes as poignant as the poem itself.

The Christmas Truce

by David Roberts Carol Ann Duffy [Picador]
£4.74 ·  EUR 6,97 ·  EUR 10,87 ·  EUR 4,07 ·  $9.68

About Steven

Steven Lenton - Story SnugSteven Lenton is the illustrator of the Shifty McGifty series written by Tracey Corderoy and The Hundred And One Dalmatians picture book by Dodie Smith, adapted by Peter Bently. He works in his studios in Brighton and London and will be appearing at numerous festivals and events with all his new books throughout 2018!

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Steven’s Books

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Diamond Chase

by Tracey Corderoy [Nosy Crow Ltd]
£5.44 ·  EUR 8,50 ·  EUR 8,25 ·  EUR 8,26 ·  $10.27

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam Collection 6 Books pack set

by Tracey Corderoy [-]
£19.99 ·  - ·  - ·  - ·  -

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

by Peter Bently [Egmont Books Ltd]
£6.94 ·  EUR 12,93 ·  EUR 13,12 ·  EUR 12,63 ·  $16.29

Which book is on your Christmas wishlist this year?

The book on my Christmas wish list this year is ‘The World of Moominvalley’ which I have seen in all the book shops but have held back from even peeking at the first page in the hope that Father Christmas will pop it under my tree!

The Moomins: The World of Moominvalley

by Tove Jansson (author), Tove Jansson (illustrator), Philip Ardagh (author), Frank Cottrell Boyce (contributions) Macmillan Children's Books (author) [Macmillan Children's Books]
£21.03 ·  EUR 28,79 ·  EUR 38,88 ·  EUR 35,72 ·  $43.83

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2 thoughts on “Dec 15th: Steven Lenton chooses The Christmas Truce

  1. Hi Catherine, I’ve not heard of this Christmas book before. The illustrations in children’s book can make or break it. From the title, I’m guessing it’s about calling a truce, which is a good lesson to learn any time of the year.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

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