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|Title: The Night of His Birth|
By: Katherine Paterson
Illustrated By: Lisa Aisato
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Flyaway Books
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 10.25 X 8.25 (inches)|
Weight: 14 ounces
Stock No: WW88812X
Sing out, my soul, the wonder . . .
Mary's baby has arrived, and she cant contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborns tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet whats most wondrous is that this child is not just Marys own but a gift that God has shared with everyone.
Poetic text by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson and striking images by Lisa Aisato reveal the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago, when the mother of Jesus was the first to welcome him into a world he would change forever.
The Night of His Birth is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner - Gold Medalist, Holiday Category
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young adults such as Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, The Master Puppeteer, and The Great Gilly Hopkins. She has twice won the National Book Award and twice the Newbury Medal. In 2000, she was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. She is currently a vice-president of the National Childrenâs Book and Literacy Alliance.
Lisa Aisato is a Norwegian artist and childrens book author whose distinctive work has been published in books and magazines around the world.
"A lyrical, moving account of Jesus' birth, from his mother's perspective...Divine." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The Night of His Birth is an unmistakably beautiful story of the birth of Jesus from a fresh and enlightening perspective. By capturing the beguilement, the joy, and the gratitude of Maryan unsuspecting mother of a child of unimaginable magnitudethrough poetic text and narration, the author enables readers to grasp the depth of the experience. The magnificent, alluring illustrations by Norwegian author and illustrator Lisa Aisato illuminate the pages and bring the story to life.Ideal for educators to share with their students in Christian elementary school classrooms around the nation during the days leading up to the celebration of the Christ Childs birth. Seattle Book Review
"A wonderfully inspiring story of the nativity, The Night of His Birth is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, Sunday School, and community library picture book collections for children ages 6-10." Midwest Book Review
"Katherine Paterson is a poet. Her writing pairs wonderfully with the ethereal illustrations of Lisa Aisato in this excellent reflection of Christ's birth from the perspective of Mary. Adults and mature children alike will delight in the simple yet deep meditation of the nativity." The Living Church
"Stunning illustrations and lovely writing." The Presbyterian Outlook
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