The wonder of Christmas and the magic of learning the ABC's are beautifully combined in this lavishly illustrated new title from author/illustrator team Paul Thigpen and John Folley. In A Child's Christmas ABC Book, Thigpen's engaging verse about the birth of Jesus will delight young ears with its musical rhymes and alliteration. Folley's enchanting illustrations, rooted deeply in traditional sacred art, are sure to charm young and old alike.
From "Angels in the air arrayed" to "Zion's king forevermore," you and your child can explore the Nativity story from A to Z. The lovely artistry of this book's words and images will make it a Christmas family favorite for generations to come.
Hardcover 32 pages 8 x 12 inches Tan Books Publ. code: 2861 Sept. 8, 2020 ISBN: 9781505116311
About the Author and Illustrator
Paul Thigpen is the author of more than fifty books, six of them for children. The text of this book was written long ago for his preschool daughter, Lydia, who with her husband, Michael, now has five children of her own. With its beautiful new illustrations, it joins his other recently released titles for children God's Wildest Wonderment of All and Colors of Creation as treasures to be enjoyed by a new generation of little ones including his five grandchildren: Francisco, Sofia, Santiago, Lucia, and Avila.
Illustrator: John Folley is trained in Academic and Impressionist painting with a pedigree that reaches back to the workshops of the Renaissance of Northern Italy. He lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area with his wife, Deirdre, and their children. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Fine Arts and Philosophy.