Jack and the Manger

Andy Jones

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ISBN: 9780973757897

Jack and the Manger

A Christmas Jack Tale

  Author:   Andy Jones  
  Artist :   Darka Erdelji    
  Publisher:  Running the Goat

A down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. Jack and the Manger retells the story of Jesus?s birth as if it were a Newfoundland folktale. It?s all seen through the eyes of Jack, the hero of many a story, who befriends a young couple on their walk to Bethlehem. There?s a bit of ?angel talk?, some gravel pit camping, an edge-of-your-seat birth drama, and the low-down on how Caesar Augustus?s ?count-and-tax plan? brought them all together.

Gentle, playful and very funny, Jack and the Manger is the second in an on-going print series of Jack tales, written by Andy Jones, one of Newfoundland?s finest storytellers and actors, and is sure to please even the most Grinch-like of readers.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9780973757897
Item RG0010
PublisherRunning the Goat
PublisherRunning the Goat
Published on December 31 2010
Language eng
Pages 40
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 9(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
An actor, writer, storyteller, and director, Andy Jones was born and raised in St. John's, NL, where he continues to live and work. Once a member of the acclaimed NL comedy troupe CODCO, he has had a long and accomplished career in theatre, film, and television. He is the co-adaptor of award-winning folktale Peg Bearskin, and the author of an acclaimed series of Jack tales (illustrated by Darka Erdelji). In 2019 he was named to the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to the culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Award Winners & Nominees


Bruneau Family Award for Children's Literature