Christmas in the Manger

Christmas in the Manger

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by Nola Buck
     
 

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The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

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The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
New in a board book format, this story in verse tells about the birth of Jesus. From the star on high that shines over the stable, to the animals who shared the humble abode, and finally to the baby asleep in the hay, Felicia Bond depicts it all with simple bright pictures that kids will love. 1998 (orig.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694012275
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
Pat and Peek Book Series
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
1,305,052
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years

Meet the Author

Nola Buck (the pen name of Laura Godwin) is the author of many well-loved children's books, including Christmas in the Manger. With Ann M. Martin she also coauthored The Doll People, The Runaway Dolls, and The Meanest Doll in the World. She now lives in New York City but grew up in Alberta, Canada, and has fond Christmas Eve memories of watching Eeyore, the family donkey, play a part in the live Christmas pageant in her hometown.

Felicia Bond is both writer and illustrator of Tumble Bumble, The Day It Rained Hearts, the Poinsettia books, and many others. She painted the art for numerous other award-winning books, including those in the much loved If You Give . . . series and the contemporary classic Big Red Barn. She lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Christmas in the Manger 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book. A beautifully written, sweetly simply story of the nativity. I have read this to my daughter every year since she was born and it brings a tear to my eye every time I read it. Makes a great baby's first Christmas gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A board book with colorful, simple drawings for the story of the birth of Jesus. I bought it as a gift for a 2 and 3 year old granddaughter. I think it would be better for younger children under 2, as the story line is quite simple. A nice sturdy board book for a baby's first Christmas perhaps.
CaptSmokey More than 1 year ago
I wanted a book that would help me teach the reason for Christmas, and this book is perfect. It is a BEAUTIFUL book. Even the illustrations capture details of the story. I plan to keep this book in my personal library even after my children are grown.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book--I began reading it to my girls when they were babies, and have read it over and over every year (they are now 7 & 9). It is beautiful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I bought this for my 18 month old daughter a few weeks before Christmas. I wanted a story about Christmas, not Santa. It tells the real story of Christmas through short rhymes regarding the main characters who were in the manger. It's wonderful. And it wasn't overly religious which I liked. However, it still kept with the real meaning of Christmas. My daughter had me read this book hundreds of times, and would even sit alone and flip through the pages herself. As a matter of fact she recently discovered it among her other books and we are reading it again. Buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is about 5 pages long, with approx 7-8 words per page. I thought this was a 'touch and feel' book after I read the first summary above (pat the donkey, etc) - it is not. The pictures do not have vivid colors. Storyline is wonderful, of course.