The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Softcover
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Softcover  -     By: Barbara Robinson

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Softcover

HarperCollins / 1988 / Paperback

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* Meet the Herdmans: six scraggly, unchurched "welfare kids," who lie, steal, and smoke cigars (even the girls!). When these terrors of the town show up at Sunday school and muscle their way into the annual Christmas pageant, chaos---and hilarity---ensues! When Jesus said, "Let the little children come," he didn't mean the Herdmans---did he? 128 pages, softcover from HarperCollins.

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Title: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Softcover
By: Barbara Robinson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 1988
Dimensions: 5.0 X 7.5 X .25 (inches)
Weight: 3 ounces
ISBN: 0064402754
ISBN-13: 9780064402750
Ages: 8-12
Stock No: WW02754

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The don't miss, laugh-out-loud Christmas favorite!

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale—the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating--has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.

As a reviewer commented: "In the end, this is not just a funny book, but a powerful story of redemption. Through most of the book, I can't stop laughing, but by the end I am always reading through tears, even after having read it eleven times." Anita Silvey, in her guidebook Children's Books and Their Creators, agreed: "The book is great fun and continues to be enjoyed by readers each holiday season."

Author Bio

Barbara Robinson has written several popular books for children, including My Brother Louis Measures Worms, The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and the enormously popular bestselling novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, first published in 1972, which was made into a classic TV movie and on which this book was based. The play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced annually in theaters, schools, and churches all over the world. Ms. Robinson has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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