Mary's Song

Mary's Song

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802853974
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/20/2012
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 12.00(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
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.

Stephen Alcorn is the illustrator of over twenty books, including The Owl (Kipling Press), Rembrandt's Beret (William Morrow), and I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin). Stephen live

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Mary's Song 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DonnaMarieMerritt on LibraryThing 8 months ago
MARY'S SONG, written by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn, is not just a children¿s book, nor is it simply ¿another¿ nativity story. It is a work of art told from the perspective of a young mother.It begins, ¿It wasn¿t the angel Gabriel.¿ What wasn¿t? The next line (¿His voice was so quiet-soft¿¿) gives readers a bit of a clue. From Hopkins¿s inspired viewpoint, the Annunciation, journey to Bethlehem, and birth of Jesus are quiet. But then, visitors arrive and animals get noisy and all Mary wants is to be alone with her child.Finally¿¿Quiet.¿ And in that quiet, a mother rocks her newborn, sings to him, wonders what will happen as he grows up. Mary feels and shows that overwhelming, unconditional love we give our children. The ending is especially precious; all parents will recognize the truth and emotion reflected on that last page.It¿s not only Hopkins¿s text that will captivate your heart. Alcorn¿s illustrations look like they belong in a museum. He has captured tender, innocent mother-child moments with softness and grace, using a unique combination of colored pencil, pastel, and watercolor.Looking for a Christmas gift that will be treasured by both children and adults? This is it.
bluehose1 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Beautifully written and illustrated, this book will inspire children and adults throughout Advent. Hopkins creates a unique image of Mary and gives the reader the opportunity to be in the quiet of the manger. In a society where we are afraid to be still this book gives children the chance to ponder the birth of Christ.
Cvissering on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a sweet story of how a mother longs to spend alone time with her newborn amidst all of the visitors who wish to be the first to lay eyes on the King of Kings.
DonnaMarieMerritt More than 1 year ago
MARY'S SONG, written by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Stephen Alcorn, is not just a children’s book, nor is it simply “another” nativity story. It is a work of art told from the perspective of a young mother. It begins, “It wasn’t the angel Gabriel.” What wasn’t? The next line (“His voice was so quiet-soft…”) gives readers a bit of a clue. From Hopkins’s inspired viewpoint, the Annunciation, journey to Bethlehem, and birth of Jesus are quiet. But then, visitors arrive and animals get noisy and all Mary wants is to be alone with her child. Finally…”Quiet.” And in that quiet, a mother rocks her newborn, sings to him, wonders what will happen as he grows up. Mary feels and shows that overwhelming, unconditional love we give our children. The ending is especially precious; all parents will recognize the truth and emotion reflected on that last page. It’s not only Hopkins’s text that will captivate your heart. Alcorn’s illustrations look like they belong in a museum. He has captured tender, innocent mother-child moments with softness and grace, using a unique combination of colored pencil, pastel, and watercolor. Looking for a Christmas gift that will be treasured by both children and adults? This is it.