The First Noel

The First Noel, illustrated by Alice & Martin Provensen. 1959.


Normally I don't scan an entire book, but I did so for this particular one because 1) it's not really that long, 2) the illustrations are amazing, and 3) the story.


Illustrated by the incredibly talented husband-wife team of Alice and Martin Provensen, this book was done during what I consider a highpoint of creativity for them. Around the same time, they illustrated the equally beautiful Homer's The Illiad and the Odyssey from 1956.


Merry Christmas!

  • brina_head 8y

    merry christmas to you & the family ward :)
  • Mariana 8y

    I have " Homer's The Illiad and the Odyssey "
    I love this illustrators couple.
  • Réjean Pellerin 8y

    Could you post this photo in my group of books please?
  • karramarro 8y

    I love that fish!!!
  • Cindy Woods 8y

    these are so wonderful! thanks for sharing them, merry christmas to you and all the family!
  • EF // OLD ACCOUNT 8y

    I will save it on my computer, this is really nice!
  • robin yangge 8y

    verry nice u work!
  • Lori Pickert 8y

    fantastic -- thanks so much for sharing
  • carol 8y

    Oooh - I have a Golden Book Aesop's Fables (oversize) illustrated by them = )

    I should bring it home from work & scan it......

    & also a Happy New Year to all = )
  • krakencrafts 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Illustrations of Alice and Martin Provensen, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • franceseattle 5y

    I LOVE the Provensens' work. I'll have to go see what I have of theirs!
  • carme sala 5y

    I didn't know about this couple. What a discovery!
    Thank you so much for scanning the book and sharing with us!
  • Marilyn Scott-Waters 4y

    Alice is in my studio group. She is an amazing artist, so talented. <3
  • Ward Jenkins 4y

    Oh wow, mscottwaters - you must tell her I'm a big fan of her work! I'd love to see their work up close someday. I know they had a big show of the Provensen's work at the Eric Carle Museum several years ago. Hate that I'm all the way on the opposite coast! Some day....
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