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The Jesse Tree

Geraldine Mccaughrean
The Jesse Tree
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The Jesse Tree

Geraldine Mccaughrean

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An intriguing story about the transforming power of friendship.

Multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean weaves retellings of twenty-four favourite Bible stories into an evocative contemporary tale in which the visits of a young boy have an amazing effect on a grumpy old man.

When John comes across old Mr Butterfield quietly carving a piece of wood in a church, he is curious to know more - and won't leave until he gets an answer. Irritably at first, Mr Butterfield explains that he is carving a Jesse Tree - a medieval tradition for telling the story of the genealogy of Christ. But as the young boy still doesn't understand, Mr Butterfield is compelled to retell the great stories from the Bible that he knows and loves so much. And as he does so, in spite of his short temper, small miracles begin to happen...
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About "The Jesse Tree"

An intriguing story about the transforming power of friendship.

Multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean weaves retellings of twenty-four favourite Bible stories into an evocative contemporary tale in which the visits of a young boy have an amazing effect on a grumpy old man.

When John comes across old Mr Butterfield quietly carving a piece of wood in a church, he is curious to know more - and won't leave until he gets an answer. Irritably at first, Mr Butterfield explains that he is carving a Jesse Tree - a medieval tradition for telling the story of the genealogy of Christ. But as the young boy still doesn't understand, Mr Butterfield is compelled to retell the great stories from the Bible that he knows and loves so much. And as he does so, in spite of his short temper, small miracles begin to happen...
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Jesse trees (and later, stained glass windows), used in medieval times telleople Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of theible, the author has written an intriguing story about the creation of aodern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bibletories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power ofove.
- Publisher

Taking her inspiration from the medieval tradition of carving Jesse Trees - a method used to explain the genealogy of Jesus - McCaughrean uses all her skill as a storyteller to weave together evocative retellings of Bible stories with a contemporary tale about the creation of a modern-day Jesse Tree and the transforming power of friendship and love. First published as a picture book, The Jesse Tree has received much critical acclaim: * 'Highly wrought, subtle and compelling...a classic demonstration of the art of good storytelling.' Ian Hislop, The Sunday Telegraph * 'Vivid and fresh' Children's Bookseller Supplement
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Meet the Author

Geraldine Mccaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is the Printz Award-winning author of "The White Darkness". She has been honored with England's most prestigious children's book award, the Carnegie Medal, and is the only three-time winner ever of the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She also wrote "Peter Pan in Scarlet", the first official sequel to the treasured masterpiece "Peter Pan", and the critically acclaimed "The Death-Defying Pepper Roux". Geraldine lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and actress daughter.

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Bestsellers in Confident Readers (Age 8-12)