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The Nativity
     

The Nativity

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by Julie Vivas
 

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The biblical story of the Nativity is one about faith, love--and a miracle. With illustrations that are enchanting and unexpected, Julie Vivas reveals the human side to Mary's story, beautifully imagining the Angel Gabriel delivering the news to her, the exhausting journey with Joseph to Bethlehem, and at last the deliverance of the baby Jesus.

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The biblical story of the Nativity is one about faith, love--and a miracle. With illustrations that are enchanting and unexpected, Julie Vivas reveals the human side to Mary's story, beautifully imagining the Angel Gabriel delivering the news to her, the exhausting journey with Joseph to Bethlehem, and at last the deliverance of the baby Jesus.

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"Vivas’ delicate, sure watercolors are a reminder that the humbleness of these people made the event more extraordinary--that the story is not only about the long ago and far away but about people with familiar joys and troubles."--Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Julie Vivas's retelling of The Nativity, first published in the U.S. in 1988, she pictures the Angel Gabriel as a friendly teen, who tells Mary of her role over a cup of coffee. Her soft watercolors capture the holy family as expressly human and earthy. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152060855
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
283,625
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


JULIE VIVAS is the talented illustrator of I Went Walking by Sue Williams as well as the Mem Fox classics Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and Possum Magic. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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The Nativity 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was recommended to me from a fellow CASA (Child Advocate) who said she read it to her grandchildren every Christmas. I bought copies for my three sisters and 3 girlfriends to read to their grandchildren. This is a great way to start a tradition and a perfect book to tell the story. Beautiful pictures as well.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book filled with illustrations that capture your imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully familiar story with outstanding, imaginative illustrations. A great gift for expectant parents.