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Christ Legends

May 2013
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    8th May 2013
  • ISBN 9780863159817
  • Language English
  • Pages 160 pp.

The stories of Jesus' birth and childhood are well known, but Selma Lagerlöf brings them truly to life in this wonderful collection of tales for children.

Her storytelling draws vividly on the colorful history and landscape of the Holy Land. She weaves in a cast of lively characters whose experiences and points of view are not usually represented: a war-hardened soldier at Herod's feast, a grumpy shepherd, Emperor Tiberius himself. Together they proclaim the human drama and divine mystery of the events of Christ's life.

Previously published as The Emperor's Vision.

(Ages 7-12)


  • The Holy Night
  • The Emperor's Vision
  • The Wise Men's Well
  • Bethlehem's Children
  • The Flight into Egypt
  • In Nazareth
  • In the Temple
  • Saint Veronica
  • Robin Redbreast
  • Our Lord and Saint Peter
  • The Sacred Flame
  • The Christmas Rose

Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (1858-1940) was born in Mårbacka, in the province of Värmland in southern Sweden. Lagerlöf's work is deeply rooted in Nordic legends and history. She rejected the dominating realistic movement and wrote her novels in a romantic and imaginative style about the peasant life and landscape of Northern Sweden. She wrote several books for children, the most popular of which is The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. In 1909, she became the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and, in 1914, she was appointed a member of the Swedish Academy.