In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Brian Wildsmith tells the story of Mary, mother of Jesus, in a series of vivid scenes, framed with gold ... Show synopsis In this beautifully illustrated picture book, Brian Wildsmith tells the story of Mary, mother of Jesus, in a series of vivid scenes, framed with gold. We see the touching story of Mary's parents, the birth and childhood of Mary, her marriage to Joseph and the visit by the angel Gabriel. We travel with Mary to Bethlehem and witness the magic of the Christmas story. We join with Mary as she experiences the tragedy of the cross, and the joy of the resurrection. Finally we see her assumption, and her crowning as Queen of Heaven. This highly decorative picture book has been carefully, and lovingly, researched, and provides the reader with beautifully imagined domestic scenes of Mary as a child, a wife, and a mother. Brian Wildsmith is one of the most venerable figures in children's illustration today and celebrates forty years of publishing with OUP in 2002 - a truly remarkable achievement. His first book, "Brian Wildsmith's ABC", which was first published in 1962 is still in print today.