Good King Wenceslas (Hardcover)

By John M. Neale

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 9780802852090, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005

List Price: 18.00*
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Good King Wenceslas looked out
on the Feast of Stephen,
when the snow lay round about,
deep and crisp and even.

Brightly shone the moon that night,
though the frost was cruel,
when a poor man came in sight,
gathering winter fuel.
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.