A SOng in Bethlehem is the tale of a poor urchin girl who meets baby Jesus and his kind parents. Hungry and destitute, she steals a gold coin. When caught, instead of being punished, she is fed and given the gift of a flute which she instantly knows how to play. The story is a tale of love and compassion mixed with the magic of Christmas. Ages 5 - 8.
ONE CHILL EVENING IN BETHLEHEM, young Naomi hears of an amazing sight: at the inn's stable, there are three men rich as kings, with rubies round their necks and gold on their fingers. Eager, Naomi rushes to catch a glimpse. But by the time she arrives, the men are gone.Yet Naomi discovers a different treasure: a baby boy, with parents kind and wise. And when she receives the gift of a flute from the baby and his family, her life is transformed forever and her world is full of music. It is a night full of wonders. It is the first Christmas.A Song in Bethlehem is a lyrical and stunning tale of the strength of love and compassion, filled with all the magic of Christmas.
Marni McGee is the author of award-winning picture books, easy readers, and poetry. Her books include While Angels Watch, illustrated by TimMacNaughton, Winston the Book Wolf, illustrated by Ian Beck and Forest Child, illustrated by A. Scott Bonfill. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.Jason Cockcroft is an award-winning illustrator of many books, including Jason and the Golden Fleece by James Riordan, Billywise by Judith Nicolls, Snow Ponies by Cynthia Cotten, and Room for a Little One by Martin Waddell. He lives in England.