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Manger by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Helen Cann


There is a legend that describes how, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all creatures are granted the power of speech for one hour. In this rich collection, Lee Bennett Hopkins and a dozen other poets imagine what responses they might offer. The poems represent a diverse group of animals, but all come together with one singular purpose: celebrating the joy of the miraculous event.

This collection of graceful poems provides readers with a Nativity story unlike any other -- at times gently humorous, at times profound, but always inviting readers to appreciate the wonder of Christmas. This book is a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Includes poems by...

  • Lee Bennett Hopkins
  • Joan Bransfield Graham
  • Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
  • X. J. Kennedy
  • Jude Mandell
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Jane Yolen
  • Ann Whitford Paul
  • Prince Redcloud
  • Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  • Michele Krueger
  • Alma Flor Ada
  • Alicia Schertle


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802854193
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 1,273,540
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Lee Bennett Hopkins has written numerous children's and young adult books, including Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life (Boyds Mills Press), winner of the Christopher Award, and City I Love (Abrams). Lee is also recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. He lives in Florida. Visit his website: www.leebennetthopkins.com.


She has illustrated many books for children, includingMary's Story (Barefoot Books), HeroicChildren (Barefoot Books), and Who Laid theCornerstone of the World? (Lion). Helen lives inSurrey, England.

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