Nazareth to Bethlehem: The Musicians’ Adventure/Von Nazareth nach Bethlehem: Ein Musikantenabenteuer By Angela M Horton with illustrations by Ann Long – Published by Penbracken Press, 2019
An original, seasonal story told in English and German, written and illustrated by a local author and artist respectively. The German translation is by Gisela Ehrenberg.
The author is a collector of Huggler woodcarvings of Nativity figures and it is those which provided the inspiration for this story about brother and sister, Hannah and Joe, and their journey through Samaria to Bethlehem to meet up with their parents.
Through the pages we read of local politics and prejudices, the landscape, the smells of woodsmoke and wild mint, the food the travellers ate and the music they listened to.
A story of compassion and sharing, and the strength to be gained through friendship and by standing together, all beautifully illustrated.