The Christmas Story

The Christmas Story

by Mary Jane Pool, Linn Howard

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Children's Literature
The wonder of the Christmas story is beautifully rendered in this slim volume. The text, which is made up of biblical quotations relating to the story of Jesus' birth, is paired with stunning photographs of nativity figures crafted by Neapolitan artisans in the 18th century. The figures, which are part of a collection at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, are dressed in embroidered local costumes of the day or luxurious silks, depending on the part they play in the Christmas story. The detailed craftsmanship of these figures demonstrates a labor of love. Their work illuminates the holy words and invites readers to contemplate the miracle of Jesus' birth. This small book can easily be carried in backpacks or set on nightstands. It is an excellent choice for a gift in this holiday season. Readers will be transported to another place and time as they reflect on the text and study these exquisite figures. 2001, Harry N. Abrams, $17.95. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

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Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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