A down-to-earth version of a heavenly tale. <i>Jack and the Manger</i> 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.
<p>Gentle, playful and very funny, <i>Jack and the Manger</i> 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.</p>