Illustrated By: Helen Cann
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Illustrated By: Helen Cann
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Manger by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and illustrated by Helen Cann, is a unique look at the first Christmas, seen through the eyes of the animals. Written in poem form with breathtaking illustrations throughout, in this story of the not-so-silent-night, God's creatures welcome baby Jesus in their own way.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 34
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 10.50 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0802854192
ISBN-13: 9780802854193
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

There is a legend that describes how, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all creatures are granted the power of speech for one hour. In this rich collection, Lee Bennett Hopkins and a dozen other poets imagine what responses they might offer. The poems represent a diverse group of animals, but all come together with one singular purpose: celebrating the joy of the miraculous event.

This collection of graceful poems provides readers with a Nativity story unlike any other -- at times gently humorous, at times profound, but always inviting readers to appreciate the wonder of Christmas. This book is a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Includes poems by...
    Lee Bennett Hopkins Joan Bransfield Graham Amy Ludwig VanDerwater X. J. Kennedy Jude Mandell Marilyn Nelson Jane Yolen Ann Whitford Paul Prince Redcloud Rebecca Kai Dotlich Michele Krueger Alma Flor Ada Alicia Schertle

Author Bio

Lee Bennett Hopkins has written numerous children's and young adult books, including Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life (Boyds Mills Press), winner of the Christopher Award, and City I Love (Abrams). Lee is also recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. He lives in Florida. Visit his website:
She has illustrated many books for children, includingMary's Story (Barefoot Books), HeroicChildren (Barefoot Books), and Who Laid theCornerstone of the World? (Lion). Helen lives inSurrey, England.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"A lovely collection for those who wish to emphasize the Christian nature of the holiday, worth savoring slowly during the Christmas season."

"A luminous addition to poetry collections."

The Horn Book
"The poems convey both the majesty and intimacy of that night [when Christ was born]. Decorative mixed-media illustrations highlight each animal on its own double-page spread."

The Storytellers
"This charming collection represents the majesty and wonder of a special night celebrated by Christians throughout the world."

Children’s Illustration
"Helen Cann’s lovingly detailed artworks (watercolor and mixed media) add to the warm traditional feel of the collection, and create, with the sound of the poems, a book to carefully relish."
School Library Journal
"Warm and satisfying, this is a top choice for holiday gift-giving or sharing in a classroom, church, or library."
Midwest Book Review
"Captivating color illustrations of each animal complement the humble poems. . . . Highly recommended."

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