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Sarah’s Two Nativities

By Janine M Fraser
Illustrated by Helene Magisson

A heartwarming celebration of Christmas, family and faith by two of Australia's finest picture book creators.

Sarah loves her two grandmas – Grandmother Azar and Grandmother Maria. Grandmother Azar tells Sarah stories from the Holy Koran, while Grandmother Maria tells her stories from the Bible. At Christmas time, Sarah snuggles in each of her grandmothers' laps and listens to two nativities stories about the birth of baby Jesus. They are the same in some ways, and different in others ... but both can be Sarah's favourite.

  • A beautiful celebration of a multicultural family at Christmas.
  • A very personal story of one little girl whose grandmothers have different beliefs and how she reconciles this.
  • A story of love, compassion and understanding of difference.

About the author

Janine M Fraser lives on Phillip Island in Victoria for most of the year, and three months of the year in Manhattan, New York. She loves books, writing and travel and looks for stories wherever she goes. Her previous books have been short-listed for the CBCA awards, the NSW Premier's Award and the WA Premier's Award. Janine is also a published poet. Sarah's Two Nativities is her first book with Black Dog Books.

About the illustrator

Hélène Magisson began her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination. Helene has lived all over the world, including Africa, France and India. She loves to discover other cultures through their arts and customs. She now calls Australia home and has begun a new career of illustrating picture books, some of which have been CBCA Notables. Sarah's Two Nativities (written by Janine M Fraser) is her first book with Black Dog Books.

ISBN: 9781925381795
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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