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A Wayne in a Manger
A Wayne in a Manger

A Wayne in a Manger


160 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95)

Publication Date: November 2006

ISBN 9780141026886

Rights: US

Penguin UK (Nov 2006)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


A Wayne in a Manger is the hilarious compilation of nativity stories by Gervase Phinn. Discover some wonderfully funny and touching nativity play anecdotes, including children forgetting their lines, ad-libbing, falling of the stage, picking their noses, and showing their underwear. One amusing anecdote tells of an innkeeper who generously says there's plenty of room for Mary and Joseph, while another child, jealous of Joseph's starring role, allows Mary to come in but not Joseph, who can "push off." There's the baby Jesus who suddenly pipes up with "My name is Tammy, are you my Mommy?" and, funniest of all, Mary who tells Joseph, "I'm having a baby—oh and it's not yours." Gervase Phinn's A Wayne in a Manger is the perfect gift this Christmas.

Author Biography

Gervase Phinn is the author of The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, and Head Over Heels in the Dales.