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Dec 15th: Steven Lenton chooses The Christmas Truce

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

Why 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.

Author: Carol Ann Duffy / Illustrator: David Roberts

About Steven

Steven Lenton - Story Snug

Steven 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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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!

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2 responses to “Dec 15th: Steven Lenton chooses The Christmas Truce”

  1. Debbie avatar

    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.


    1. Catherine avatar

      The poem is about a Christmas Day in World War One Christmas. Soldiers called a truce and put down their weapons to play a friendly game of football.