Today's gorgeous retelling of the Christmas story is destined to become a much loved classic in my opinion - Refuge, by Anne Booth, illustrated by Sam Usher. The mainly black and white with splashes of colour pictures are quite beautiful and the text tells the age old tale of Mary and Joseph with implicit parallels drawn with the situation for modern day refugees. "And when we rested, and they were frightened, they took hope from each other, and from the baby's tiny first smile" - such evocative words, that complement the pictures so well. The book was published in support of refugees and £5 from the sale of each goes to the charity War Child which gives you a warm glow but I would have bought this one regardless just because it is such a calm, reflective, enjoyable read.
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