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Joseph's Boy

(The Young Testament #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  4 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Funny, adventurous and moving kids'-eye take on the first Christmas - aimed at preteens, sneakily enjoyed by adults!
Jamie had BIG dreams. He wanted to be a prince. He wanted his dad to marry a lovely young woman called Mary. He wanted an army of little brothers and sisters who would look up to him and think how clever and important he was.
But at *no point* did he expect
Paperback, 211 pages
Published December 11th 2019 by Salted Lightly
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Grant Leishman
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Joseph's Boy is the second book on this story that I've read from L. R. Hay and like the first, I found it quirky, funny and immensely enjoyable. This is a book, principally aimed at children, but honestly, it is a good read for any age. Yes, the subject matter is religious per se but the Christian aspect does in no way overwhelm the author's ability to tell a ripping yarn.
I thought viewing the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus the Messiah from the perspective of a six-year-old boy, Jesus'
Michael Rumney
This is the telling of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of his brother James, Jamie. This has its quirky moments as the author's distinctive humour shines through. At times it was as if I was reading a play by Shakespeare as Hay breaks off from the narrative to give the reader an aside to explain in a comic way some background to what is happening.
Her explanation of a virgin for a pre-teen didn't quite work and probably was best left alone, although I did find the appearance of various
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
3.5 stars
Josephs Boy is a story about Jamie. Josephs hypothetical first son (As the author points out in the beginning, Jesus would have been born first to Mary and Joseph but for this story she had it be that Joseph has Jamie James from a pervious marriage so as to have an eye-witness, if you will, to the occurrence of Jesus birth, but yes in truth, that didnt happen. I think it would be important to stress this to any children reading). It is a cute story, simply told with Jamie
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Lynn Robertson Hay's writing covers TV, film, radio and theatre, including a Writers' Guild award. Jared Harris (CHERNOBYL, THE CROWN etc) is due to play the lead in BRAVE THE DARK, a screenplay she co-wrote. Lynn was also a quarterfinalist in the Academy's prestigious Nicholl Fellowship (yes, *that* Academy), from 6,400 screenplays worldwide.

As an actor Lynn has played parts ranging from Lady

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