The Midnight Visitors  -     By: Juliet David
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Candle Books / 2015 / Hardcover

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Miriam was glad to be warm and cozy. There were so many people in the town but it was nice and peaceful inside her cowshed. Little did she know that she would soon be joined by Midnight Visitors. . . and not just any old visitors! Snuggle up and enjoy the warm, soft feel the art and narrative bring to this delightful Christmas picture book with a difference. Recommended for ages 2 to 4 years.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Candle Books
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.00 X 10.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1781282331
ISBN-13: 9781781282335
Ages: 2-4

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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Delightful Christmas Story
    January 5, 2016
    PennyMindingMom
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Christmas Day is now behind us, and the Christmas season is coming to a close. We still are reading some of our Christmas themed books. My children never seem to tire of reading stories of the nativity.

    "The Midnight Visitors" by Juliet David tells the story of Jesus' birth from the viewpoint of the animals in the stable. Miriam was just getting ready to settle in for the night in her cowshed when she hears a knock at the door. It was the rabbit family looking for a warm and safe place to stay. Not one to turn away someone in need, Miriam tells the rabbits that they can stay and so begins a series of visitors into Miriam's humble home.

    The Innkeeper opens the door late into the night to let a man and his wife who was expecting a baby into the stable. When the baby is born, Miriam is filled with pride when the new parents use her feeding trough for the baby's cradle, and she learns from the shepherds that this little baby is someone very special. It will be a night that Miriam will never forget.

    The author never mentions the names of any of the characters in the story, which may add confusion to someone who doesn't already know the story, but my children recognized it at the Nativity story as soon as the Mary and Joseph entered the story. The kids loved the new twist to the story. We often hear the story as told from the shepherds points of view but rarely do we hear it from the point of view of the animals in the stable.

    My children felt that the author should have included the wise-men into the story, but I explained to them that perhaps they haven't arrived just yet. The children were also curious about the beautiful music that Miriam heard, after a few minutes they figured out that was probably the Angels singing.

    The illustrator, Jo Parry, did an absolutely lovely job on the images for this story. They have a soft and cuddly feel to them, making it perfect for bedtime. The kids had fun finding the lady bugs and butterflies that were found most of the pages.

    I love how relatable the story is to my children. While the names of several of the characters were names (Freddy, Rita, and Ron) that wouldn't be found in Bethlehem they are names my children recognize. I enjoyed the boldness of the shepherds as they ran in and exclaim, "Sorry, Lady!" This is how I pictured the shepherds, just a little too rough around the edges.

    "The Midnight Visitors" is a beautiful story of the birth of Jesus' told through the eyes of Miriam the cow. It would be a wonderful Christmas gift for children of all ages.

    *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of "The Midnight Visitors" from NetGalley.
  2. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Miriam will always remember this night
    December 1, 2015
    Millstreetreader
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    With illustrations so rich and soft that they look simultaneously 3-D and fuzzy, THE MIDNIGHT VISITORS is among the newest of Christmas read-alouds for the wee ones. I believe it is destined to become a favorite of young families. Miriam the cow is just settling down for the evening in her cowshed when she hears a knock. It's the rabbit family seeking a warm and dry bed. Thus begins a procession of creatures seeking shelter in the shed, including of course, Mary and Joseph. Miriam is overjoyed when her feeding trough is used for the babe's cradle, and she learns from the shepherds who quickly come to view the infant that he is a very special. As the book ends, the shepherds tell Mary and Joseph that they will never forget this night, and all the creatures of the stable know they won't forget either.

    Of course, this book is not biblical, but there are many other fiction tales that brilliantly exhibit the essence of Christmas. We can all identify with the little drummer boy, right, but of course, we know that there was no drummer boy at the actual birth. One of my favorites as a child was GOLDEN BOOKS' LITTLE LOST ANGEL. Decades later, I still love that story. This new title by Juliet David and Jo Parry will make wonderful stocking stuffers (although it WON'T fit into the stocking) or Sunday School exchange gifts for younger kids. If would also be a great gift to a Christian Daycare or Preschool class. Don't forget to make reading and stories part of your Christmas tradition with your family, especially the younger ones. If you want them to understand the message of Christ and love and peace, you need to tell them that again and again, and in many forms, and on their level of understanding. I received a copy of MIDNIGHT VISITOR from Kregel Publications for my honest review.
  3. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Cute Children's Book
    December 1, 2015
    Seasons of Grace
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a really cute book for younger children. Written from Miriam, the cow's, perspective. She is just bedding down for a good night's rest on a cold evening when she hears a Tap Tap Tap at the door. A family of rabbits is looking for a warm place to stay. Finally getting re-settled, she hears a Rat Tat Tat noise. The cutest fox is also looking for a warm place to snuggle up for the night. (This part was kind of funny because he says "Ruff - Ruff" and my daughter was reading it and she gives me this look and starts laughing. "Foxes don't say Ruff Ruff", she said. "Dogs do!" Actually, according to a google search, foxes do sound a bit like dogs with more of a yip.) Eventually, some special visitors show up. Being this is a Christmas season book, I bet you can guess who they were.

    The illustrations in this book are colorful and beautiful. The story is short and sweet. It doesn't ever really name the mother and father or the baby, but if you know the Christmas story, you get the gist of who they are. It's a night not just Miriam but the kids will remember forever.

    I received this book from Kregel blog tours in exchange for my honest review.
  4. Medford, MA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Adorable story of Christmas
    November 30, 2015
    Second Book to the Right
    Medford, MA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    This is an adorable book that revolves around a cow, on a cold night, right about to settle down for sleep. But, her rest keeps getting interrupted by visitors who need shelter from the cold. With some consideration for others' feelings, she graciously allows them to come in for the night.

    But one leads to another, and another, and another, until finally a human couple show up to sleep in the barn with her. In the morning, what does she find in her feeding trough? A baby boy, just born, called Jesus, by his parents who have bedded down for the night with Miriam the cow.

    The pictures are sweet and fuzzy, no harsh colors, lines, or feelings. My favorite illustration is that of the fox.

    My daughters both loved it and it is just the right age range for my youngest to try to read herself.
  5. Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Midnight Visitors
    November 30, 2015
    MaureenT
    Syracuse NY
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Midnight Visitors is a beautifully illustrated hard covered book perfect for little hands. They will be drawn to the book by looking at its cover, and pointing to all of the visitors at the manger.

    Miriam is the cow in this story and this is her manger, and she doesnt seem to be getting much sleep this evening, everyone needs a place out of the cold. Thus her home becomes the setting for our Saviors birth.

    A perfect book for this time of the year, and a treasure to keep from year to year, get ready to share with your little ones.

    I received this book through Kregel Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review.
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