"A lyrical retelling, exploring the hopes and fears of the young mother-to-be, stunningly realised in watercolours and gold leaf."

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

I Will Not Wear Pink

HB : £12.99

220 x 220mm

40 pages : Age 5+

9781910959459

You will find and be able to order our books in all good bookshops.  If you want to buy online our preferred online retailer in the UK is www.hive.co.uk or for US customers, Indiebound.

More Jackie Morris books

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The Newborn Child
The Newborn Child
The Newborn Child
The Newborn Child

The Newborn Child

Jackie Morris

 

  A story of first motherhood and love for a newborn child who will change the world foreverer.

 

"He was born while the full moon travelled

across the heavens and the waiting world turned. She held him close, his skin warm against hers, in the circle of her mother’s love, safe.”

 

A beautiful and lyrical Nativity story, told in Mary’s words, and focusing on the thoughts, hopes and fears of a young mother-to-be, about to give birth in a strange land.  

IBBY review The Newborn Child

This is a stunning piece of literature for readers of all ages..Morris’s pen-and-ink illustrations provide a superb balance between text and image as each page is turned, and frame the narrative with exquisitely refined details. I defy any reader not to be moved by this retelling of the Christmas story, which will demand many rereadings in order for its beauty to be revisited and fully appreciated

BookTrust review The Newborn Child

This gentle, loving and vibrantly illustrated retelling of the Nativity presents a slightly more universal story of a woman and her baby without directly mentioning Jesus, Mary and Joseph, although it is obvious that this is what the book is about.  Visually stunning and brimming with flowers, peacock feathers, birds and butterflies, as well as the more usual iconography, Jackie Morris adds an image-rich layer of fruitfulness and bountiful love to this most famous story.  

Armadillo reviews Otter-Barry Autumn Titles

"Otter Barry Books, an exciting new imprint launched just this year is continuing to push boundaries and excite readers with its output."

Parents in Touch review The Newborn Child

This sumptuously illustrated lyrical story is the story of a birth - a universal story and one that is especially appropriate for Christmas. Share the feelings a young mother-to-be, about to give birth in a strange land. And then share in her joy as she holds her precious newborn in her arms. The vibrant illustrations are full of rich colour and glorious detail, with beautiful depictions of plants and animals. A beautiful book, perfect as a gift for any mother-to-be.

Picture Book Blogger recommends The Newborn Child for Christmas

"An alternative and lyrical Nativity story, told in Mary’s words, and focusing on the thoughts, hopes and fears of a young mother-to-be, about to give birth in a strange land."

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