Simply and reverently, The First Night recounts the story of Jesus' birth. It frames the first quiet hours of his life, before the angels, the shepherds, the kings - when this baby seemed just like any other baby. With its moving text and tender, luminous paintings, this is an exquisite retelling of the Nativity. Its sense of mystery and wonder will capture children and adults alike. Ages 3-7. Jacketed hardcover.
With utter simplicity, the story of Jesus?s birth is recounted in this exquisite book. It frames the first few hours of his life?before the angels, the shepherds, and the kings?when this baby seemed like any other baby. The spare, moving text and luminous illustrations combine to create a sense of mystery and wonder that will captivate children and adults alike.
B.G. Hennessy grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, NY. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books. She also took courses in Children’s Literature. The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated her and after graduation she headed for NYC where she worked for 17 years in children’s book publishing as a designer and art director. She is the author of Road Builders and The First Night, as well as many books starring Corduroy, the loveable toy bear created by Don Freeman. She now lives with her family in Arizona.
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