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This First Christmas Night
by Laura Godwin and William Low


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See this small gray donkey,
this long, dusty road,
this promising star.

See this man, Joseph,
this woman, Mary.
Feel the frost on
this clear Bethlehem night.  Read more...


 
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More About This First Christmas Night by Laura Godwin; William Low
 
 
 
Overview

See this small gray donkey,
this long, dusty road,
this promising star.

See this man, Joseph,
this woman, Mary.
Feel the frost on
this clear Bethlehem night.

Elegant, simple text and luminous art make this an almost hymn-like meditation on the meaning of Christmas and the Nativity story.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781250081025
  • ISBN-10: 1250081025
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-6
  • Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Holidays & Celebrations

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

From the opening page, Godwin (the Doll People series) directly addresses readers, beckoning them to witness the sights and sounds of the first Christmas through their senses. See this small gray donkey,/ this long, dusty road,/ this promising star, she begins, and a quiet urgency builds with successive phrases (Feel the frost on this clear Bethlehem night/ See this inn with no room) until the final spreads reveal the miracle: Welcome this tiny baby boy./ Feel this hush./ This peace on Earth./ This first Christmas night. An inky sky serves as the backdrop for Lows (Daytime Nighttime) commanding digital paintings, brightened only by the stars far above and a chorus of angels who appear in the final pages, showing the family with golden light. Its a lyrical and understated account of the Nativity that will leave readers feeling as though they are witnessing something momentous. Ages 26. (Sept.)

 
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