From the bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes a Christmas story sure to delight generations of new readers, reillustrated in 2016 by the beloved Llama Llama creator, Anna Dewdney.Read more...
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From the bestselling author of classics like Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes a Christmas story sure to delight generations of new readers, reillustrated in 2016 by the beloved Llama Llama creator, Anna Dewdney.
In this reissued edition by Margaret Wise Brown, Christmas in the Barn tells a childlike interpretation of the Nativity story with all-new full-color illustrations from New York Times bestselling illustrator Anna Dewdney, creator of the Llama Llama series.
"Brown's tender, lyrical account of the Nativity has been reissued...with illustrations that expand the succinct text, giving a quiet sense of grandeur while at the same time making readers feel a part of the events. A lovely book for a new generation of readers," says School Library Journal.
- ISBN-13: 9780062379863
- ISBN-10: 0062379860
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Publish Date: September 2016
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-26
- Reviewer: Staff
A rough-hewn barn of stone and wood, nestled in a field dotted with sheep and palm trees, sets the scene for this newly illustrated version of Browns cozy 1952 story of Jesuss birth. The late Dewdneys canvas-textured, mixed-media artwork is well-matched to Browns spare, rhyming text, which incorporates phrases from hymns and the Bible (Away in a manger, no crib for his bed; Because there was no room in the inn) as it introduces a cast of animal onlookers (The little mice rustled in the sweet dry grass/ Near the lambs and the kine and the ox and the ass). The rugged landscape and lantern-lit barn are depicted at sunset, night, and daybreak from a variety of perspectives, the warm palette and forceful brushstrokes conveying the storys hushed refrain: And there they were all safe and warm/ All together in that ancient barn. Ages 48. (Sept.)