A lyrical retelling of the birth of Christ, told as an adaptation of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” follows the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, the birth of Jesus, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds and the visit by the Wise Men.
The story of the nativity told in a beautiful rhyme that mimics "The Night Before Christmas" story, which makes it familiar and fun to read. The illustrations are very pretty, and I think this book does a great job including a lot of the details of the story!
This is a beautifully illustrated version of the tale of baby Jesus' first night, told to the cadence of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. My favorite thing about this book is the absolute adoration visible on Mary's and Joseph's face, both for each other and for the baby Jesus, and when he finished hearing this book for the first time, my two-year-old said "Again!", so there was something appealing to him about it as well.
Keith Christopher is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator, and he has served as editor and producer for several major music publishers. In addition to writing and studio producing, Keith is on the faculty at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.Inspired by painters such as Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, Christine Kornacki was classically trained as a realistic oil painter. Her illustrations are rich and full of emotion.
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