Nosy Crow has raised £30,000 for War Child UK through the hardback sales of Refuge, a retelling of the Christmas story.
The picture book, by author Anne Booth and illustrator Sam Usher, is a retelling of the Nativity story, showing how Jesus, Mary and Joseph became refugees from Herod’s soldiers as they make their way to safety in Egypt.
The book sold out the 6,000 copies printed in two weeks, raising £30,000 for War Child, according to Nosy Crow.
M.d Kate Wilson said: “In a 30-year career in publishing, Refuge is one of the books I am most proud of. Anne’s story, complemented by Sam’s beautiful illustrations, is a simple way to help children understand what it might mean to be a refugee by linking it to a story that is familiar to so many of us, particularly as we begin to think about Christmas.”
The book is now out in paperback (£7.99) and Nosy Crow will donate £1 of every copy sold to War Child.