Dec 15th: Steven Lenton chooses The Christmas Truce
Author: Carol Ann Duffy / Illustrator: David RobertsMy favorite 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.About StevenSteven 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!Website / TwitterSteven’s BooksWhich 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!2017 Story Snug Advent on Pinterest
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.