The Christmas Star

The Christmas Star

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by Marcus Pfister
     
 

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Follow the shining star as it guides shephards, kings, and all the animals of the forest to the stable where the Holy Child lies.

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Follow the shining star as it guides shephards, kings, and all the animals of the forest to the stable where the Holy Child lies.

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Publishers Weekly
With all the glitter of his The Rainbow Fish, Marcus Pfister uses shiny foil inlays to add sparkle to the board book edition of The Christmas Star, adapted from the translation by Alison James. Shepherds, kings and the animals of the "deep forest" all follow the shiny stars to the waiting stable. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In this mini book, the main attraction is the foil stamping used to make the stars that shine on each of the muted pages. They shine to lead the shepherds, the three kings, and the wild animals to the stable in Bethlehem where the Holy Child lies. It is a retelling of the familiar Christmas story with an added gimmick-silver foil objects such as the palace turrets, crowns, and the chests that the three kings have lashed to their camels. One quibble, the text refers to all of the stars merging into one magnificent star, but they never do in the illustrations. 1997 (orig.
Children's Literature
In this board book, the main attraction is the foil stamping used to make the stars that shine on each of the muted pages. They shine to lead the shepherds, the three kings, and the wild animals to the stable in Bethlehem where the Holy Child lies. It is a retelling of the familiar Christmas story with an added gimmick—silver foil objects such as the palace turrets, crowns, and the chests that the three kings have lashed to their camels. One quibble, the text refers to all of the stars merging into one magnificent star, but they never do in the illustrations, which are a group of little stars that form the larger star. 2004 (orig. 1993), North-South, Ages 3 to 8.
—Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735819733
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
08/27/2004
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Marcus Pfister is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other books for children. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer as well as a children's book creator. Pfister lives with his family in Berne, Switzerland.

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The Christmas Star 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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marie258 More than 1 year ago
The artistry is great. The shine and sparkle on each page is so fun even the littlest ones pay attention. The story is timeless. I really liked the wording of the wise and great shepherds speaking like brothers to the humble shepherds. It shows Jesus came for all.