Waiting for Noel: An Advent Story

Waiting for Noel: An Advent Story

by Ann Dixon, Mark Graham
     
 

When the earth is frozen into stillness,
the first Advent candle is lit.
With hope for good things to come,
we await the Christmas babe.

As Noël�s family lights the Advent candles each week before Christmas, Noël�s father tells her the special story of the year her family waited and prepared for her birth on Christmas Day.

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Overview

When the earth is frozen into stillness,
the first Advent candle is lit.
With hope for good things to come,
we await the Christmas babe.

As Noël�s family lights the Advent candles each week before Christmas, Noël�s father tells her the special story of the year her family waited and prepared for her birth on Christmas Day.

Waiting for Noël helps children understand the season of Advent as a joyful time of anticipation and preparation. As Noël�s family lights each Advent candle, they celebrate God�s gifts of hope, peace, joy, faith, and love.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As the family lights the candles of the Advent wreath, one by one on the four Sundays preceding Christmas, the father relates the story of Noël's birth. Just as Advent is a time of waiting for the Christmas babe, the family waited through the seasons for their youngest child to be born. Finally she arrived, on Christmas Day. Luminous oil paintings follow the seasons as the family prepares for Noël's arrival and celebrates Advent as the tale is recounted. The association of waiting for this baby and waiting for the gift of Jesus each Advent may not be obvious to the youngest audience, but this parallel could be more pointedly drawn by the adults sharing the book with children. 1996, Eerdmans, $16.00. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Dr. Judy Rowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802852397
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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