Beautiful and descriptive, you and your family will be drawn into this retelling of the first Christmas. With gorgeous paintings and a rhyming text you will see that despite being called "The Silent Night," it wasn't very quiet. Hear for yourself the hustle and bustle of Bethlehem, the sounds of the animals inside the stable, and Mary's groans as you are swept into the story and find yourself reminded of the true meaning of Christmas. A wonderful classic that is perfect for any family's library.
Rhyming text reveals many sounds heard on the night of Jesus' birth, such as the flapping of Joseph's sandals as he walks into Bethlehem, the lowing of a cow in the stable, and the flutter of angels' wings as they proclaim the news. Full color.
Dandi Daley Mackall (www.dandibooks.com) lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, and cats.
Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (www.johnsonandfancher.com) are married and live with their son, Nicholas, in Moraga, California. They won a Society of Illustrators gold medal, and their book I Walk at Night was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book.
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