A simple, eloquent story in rhyme about the animals that attended the Baby Jesus, illustrated with oil paintings done on wood; a work of art as well as an engaging version of the Nativity story.
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.29(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.33(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Stefano Vitale grew up in Italy and studied in Venice and Verona before coming to the U.S. His work has appeared in national magazines and many works for children. He lives in New York.
Nancy Jewell, the author of Sailer Song and Christmas Lullaby, lives in North Westchester, New York.
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Two years ago, I checked Christmas Lullaby out from our local library. I thought it was a charming poem with lovely illustrations. My then two-year-old son thought we needed our own copy. I ordered one before the three-week check-out period elapsed. Christmas Lullaby IS a charming poem. It is simple, sweet, poignant and even funny. It could easily be read to the very youngest of listeners. And older ones will enjoy reciting it or reading it to you. The illustrations ARE lovely. The medium looks like a water color or gouache on grained wood. The effect is stunning, especially for the night sky. Each page turn progresses the action closer and closer to the true reason for celebrating Christmas. The artwork, like the text, is simple, sweet, poignant and even funny. In short, the illustrations match the text perfectly. We've been reading this book for three Decembers. I predict that we will be reading it for many more.