The Lamb And The Child by Dean Frye newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: The Bodley Head, 1964, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: This is a simple adaptation of the fifteenth-century Second Shepherds Play from the Wakefield Cycle. Through the centuries this robust tale of the shepherds on the first Christmas Eve has delighted young and old. When a lamb is missing from their flock, the shepherds suspect Mak and go to search his home.
The secret of the hiding place and how the shepherds find the lost lamb is exciting and humorous. At the same time, this adaptation retains all the reverence of the traditional Nativity story.
Roger Duvoisins authentic and dramatic scenes in beautiful colours make this picture book a rare artistic experience. Story and pictures as presented not only offer lively reading, but give children an opportunity to perform this Nativity story as it was played long ago.
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with tears to the edges of both the panels, spotted on the reverse. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Scattered spotting.
Matching Pictorial boards. 32 pages. 10″ x 7¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?