What a Morning: The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals

What a Morning: The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals

by John M. Langstaff, Ashley Bryan
     
 
With music at the very heart of Christmas, this full-color volume presents five spirituals that tell the story of the Nativity. Ashley Bryan's luminous illustrations depict an exquisite cast of human, animal, and heavenly creatures. Simple arrangements for singing, piano and guitar, and a useful note for teachers, parents and instrumentalists, are also included in

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With music at the very heart of Christmas, this full-color volume presents five spirituals that tell the story of the Nativity. Ashley Bryan's luminous illustrations depict an exquisite cast of human, animal, and heavenly creatures. Simple arrangements for singing, piano and guitar, and a useful note for teachers, parents and instrumentalists, are also included in this book.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The Christmas story in Black Spirituals is the subtitle, and it aptly describes the contents of this colorful picture book. Songs and music are include for My Lord What a Morning!, Mary Had a Baby, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Sister Mary Had-But One Child, and Behold That Star! All are accompanied by Biblical citations and Bryans shimmering tempra paintings. You can almost hear the words, music, and handclapping and see the people swaying as you look at the words and pictures. An award winning book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689808074
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
09/19/1996
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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