A little shepherd girl loves her father greatly, and adores spending time with him on the hillside, tending his flocks. But one night, he is called away and she can't find him. She anxiously searches high and low, eventually finding him at a stable in Bethlehem, where her journey ends with a most glorious discovery. Alan Marks' illustrationscrafted in detailed ink and deep watercolor washesflow through the pages, taking the story toward its colorful and evocative end.
Carey Morning was born in Connecticut but now lives in Scotland. This is her first book. Alan Marks has been illustrating children's books for 25 years, including Little Lost Bat, A Mother's Journey, and Rickie and Henri. He was awarded the Carnegie Medal with Kevin Crossley-Holland for Storm.
"Lovely to read aloud and helps give a sense of place to little ones as you're reading aloud. . . . The night time pictures are well drawn, with a wonderful sense of the light coming from the star in the sky and then the contrast of the dark night with the warmth and glow of the stable." Bookbag