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Macmillan Children's Book

This First Christmas Night

Author: Laura Godwin; illustrated by William Low

This First Christmas Night

This First Christmas Night

$7.99

About This Book

Elegant, simple text and luminous art make this picture book an almost hymn-like meditation on the meaning of Christmas and the Nativity story.

See this small gray...

Page Count
22
On Sale
09/05/2017
Age Range
2-6

Book Details

Elegant, simple text and luminous art make this picture book an almost hymn-like meditation on the meaning of Christmas and the Nativity story.

See this small gray donkey,

this long, dusty road,
this promising star.

See this man, Joseph,
this woman, Mary.
Feel the frost on
this clear Bethlehem night.

"Wonderful for bedtime and lapsit storytimes, this book is a gentle retelling of the Nativity for very young readers who are learning about Jesus for the first time."--School Library Journal

"Godwin directly addresses readers, beckoning them to witness the sights and sounds of the first Christmas through their senses... It’s a lyrical and understated account of the Nativity that will leave readers feeling as though they are witnessing something momentous."--Publishers Weekly

Imprint Publisher

Feiwel & Friends

ISBN

9781250127938

In The News

"Wonderful for bedtime and lapsit storytimes, this book is a gentle retelling of the Nativity for very young readers who are learning about Jesus for the first time.--School Library Journal

"From the opening page, Godwin directly addresses readers, beckoning them to witness the sights and sounds of the first Christmas through their senses... It’s a lyrical and understated account of the Nativity that will leave readers feeling as though they are witnessing something momentous."--Publishers Weekly

"Godwin’s direct-address text pulls listeners into this super-simple yet lyrical retelling of the Nativity story... Illustrations perfectly match the text, evoking the humble setting yet also reinforcing the sense of reverence and import. This is a moving and memorable Christmas story."--The Horn Book

About the Creators

This First Christmas Night

This First Christmas Night

$7.99