Item description for Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale...
Overview This story, based on actual events that occurred in the 10th century, tells of a kindhearted king and his page who set out to help a poor man on a cold winter's night and experience a miracle along the way.
Publishers Description This story, based on actual events that occurred in the tenth century, tells of a kind-hearted king and his page who set out to help a poor man on a cold winter's night and experience a miracle along the way. Tim Ladwig's energetic paintings bring new life to the familiar words and remind readers of all ages that helping others is a blessing.
Citations And Professional Reviews Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 42
School Library Journal - 10/01/2005 page 56
Booklist - 10/15/2005 page 51
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2006 page 154
Christian Home & School - 11/01/2006 page 30
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 379
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.5" Width: 10.3" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0802852092 ISBN13 9780802852090
Availability 0 units.
More About John M. Neale
John M. Neale has an academic affiliation as follows - State University of New York at Stonybrook.
Reviews - What do customers think about Good King Wenceslas?
Good King Wencelas by Neale and Ladwig Mar 22, 2007
Beautiful pictures. Uplifting story. Definitely for Christmas. So glad to have this book in my library of good books.
Excellent Illustrations in a Good Christmas Book. May 5, 2004
"Good King Wenceslas" Illustrated by Christopher Manson North-South Books. The Illustrator, Christopher Manson, has gone through a great deal of work to produce a beautiful book of art telling the story of "Good King Wenceslas", as well known by the carol of the same name, written by John Mason Neale in 1853. The colorful illustrations match the Christmas season, with the front piece and the back piece both being intertwined holly. The book presents the entire carol. Each stanza of the carol faces an illustration portraying the action in the song: for example, at the beginning, the good King is actually looking out a window, with the wind obviously ruffling the pages of a book on a chair. King Wenceslas is presented as young man, with a concerned look on his face as he sees the tattered peasant "...gathering winter fuel." As the Page and the King carry food and pine logs to the peasant's dwelling, the winter cold grows harsher. The King tells the Page to walk in his foot steps, and the Page finds warmth in each foot print. I have always thought of this as an echo of Christ telling St. Peter to leave the boat and walk across the water to Him. I look forward to my granddaughter, Katlain, using the music at the back of the book to play this carol at Christmas time, while my daughter, her aunt, supports her on the piano. Excellent book! That can become a family heirloom.
Ye Who Will Bless the Poor, Shall Yourselves Find Blessing Dec 25, 2001
An excellent children's book of one of the greatest carols ever. This carol above all proclaims the social justice of the Gospel; the need to share what we have with others, even in the face of our own adversity, and at the loss of our own pleasure. It's only the more wonderful in that it's based on the story of an actual king, Wenceslas, the patron saint of the Czech Republic, who worked tirelessly for his five years in office to bring Christianity to his country of Bohemia. With very beautiful illustrations with a Gothic style of writing, the entire carol is included, a verse for each illustration, along with the notes at the end to sing along with. Children of about 30 should enjoy this work as well.
I don't know, Sep 16, 2000
This a legend from my childhood, one of the many I was told nothin of. buy this one for your kids, so that they may know that wich I knew not.