by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Lea Maupetit - £7.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2017)
hardback ISBN 13: 9781509848195 | ISBN 10: 1509848193
A sweet winter light blushed
as Pablo Picasso walked his dog
under the cypress trees
and the bell of the old chapel guessed at the hour.
It was Christmas Eve.'
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's new Christmas poem, Pablo Picasso's Noel follows the famous painter as he moves through a small town in the south of France on Christmas Eve, drawing the residents and the festive scenes he encounters. Accompanied by his small dog, he brings delight as he sketches wherever he goes.
A wonderful, moving new poem capturing both the magic of Christmas and artistic inspiration.
Beautifully illustrated and produced in a gorgeous small format, this is an irresistible festive gift and Christmas stocking must-have for all book lovers.
(Price & availability last checked: November 2017)
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