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Silent Night
     

Silent Night

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by Joseph Mohr
 

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Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, illustrates the classic Christmas hymm.

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Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, illustrates the classic Christmas hymm.

Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
For most children and many grownups, this will be a first visual encounter with "Silent Night," and it offers thoughtful insight on the meaning behind the music. Parents who need to brush up on the melody and lesser-known verses will appreciate a musical score on the final page. The peaceful refrains are also a melodic treat for bedtime, soothing as a gentle lullaby. — Jessica Bruder
Publishers Weekly
Also reissued, Susan Jeffers's 1984 Silent Night pairs the words of the classic carol with paintings of the Nativity. Her transcendent, large-scale compositions do indeed suggest a night when all is calm, all is bright. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The first verse of the familiar and beloved Christmas carol is accompanied by Jeffers interpretation of the birth of Jesus. Smiling angels and sweetly sleeping sheep and donkeys keep the infant company in a clean, stone stable. Angels appear in the sky to the shepherds, and the magi arrive bringing gifts to the Child. Each double-paged spread is bordered in a thin gold line and wider cobalt blue until the presentation of Jesus. At that point, the border colors reverse. The sweet and serene illustrations are in a range of blues and earth tones. They depict the countryside and the wonder and joy of this event. The last page contains the music and the words for three verses. Originally published in 1984. 2003 (orig. 1984), Dutton Children's Books, Ages 3 to 8.
— Sharon Salluzzo
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
A favorite Christmas hymn is interpreted with a more contemporary twist by the "painter of light," Thomas Kinkade. In a brief introduction, he tells of his fondness for Christmas Eve as a time of "stillness" and the presence of God. Two stanzas of the hymn are accompanied by his sentimental, full page scenes of a village in winter. It's all nostalgia in his rendition of a turn of the century Christmas that could be European or American. Perfect for reading to the kids instead of the usual �Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525444312
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.09(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Kinkade is America's most collected living artist, a painter-communicator whose tranquil light-infused art brings hope and joy to millions. His work affirms the basic values of family, faith in God, and the harmonious beauty of nature.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
There are many times that people, as a whole, seem to forget what the true meaning of Christmas is. It's not about the gifts, or the commercialism, but about the birth of Christ. SILENT NIGHT, featuring the artwork of Thomas Kinkade Studios, is a subtle reminder that Christmas is truly about giving, and not receiving.

SILENT NIGHT uses the words from that oh-so-powerful and well-known song to accompany beautiful illustrations that feature scenes that truly bring to life the spirit of Christmas. Included at the end of the book is the actual sheet music for the song SILENT NIGHT, penned long ago by Josef Mohr. That simple, haunting melody will play in the back of your mind as you focus not just on the gorgeous pictures, but on the meaning behind the Austrian priest's lyrics.

A beautiful, priceless book to be shared with your family to remind them about the true meaning of Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many times that people, as a whole, seem to forget what the true meaning of Christmas is. It's not about the gifts, or the commercialism, but about the birth of Christ. SILENT NIGHT, featuring the artwork of Thomas Kinkade Studios, is a subtle reminder that Christmas is truly about giving, and not receiving. SILENT NIGHT uses the words from that oh-so-powerful and well known song to accompany beautiful illustrations that feature scenes that truly bring to life the spirit of Christmas. Included at the end of the book is the actual sheet music for the song SILENT NIGHT, penned long ago by Josef Mohr. That simple, haunting melody will play in the back of your mind as you focus not just on the gorgeous pictures, but on the meaning behind the Austrian priest's lyrics. A beautiful, priceless book to be shared with your family to remind them about the true meaning of Christmas.