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The Gifts of the Animals: A Christmas Tale

Written by Carole Gerber & illustrated by Yumi Shimokawara
Published by Familius
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Oct 1, 2019
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3-8
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The gentle beasts of sky and earth

prepare their stable for Christ’s birth.

With a beautiful narrative by author and poet Carole Gerber and stunning and intricate art by renowned Japanese artist Yumi Shimokawara comes one of the most anticipated Christmas gift books ever published. TheGift of the Animals shares the miraculous offerings the humble animals in the manger gave to the baby Jesus.

The birds on the roof of the lowly shed

prepare a pillow for His head,

with feathers pulled from downy breasts . . .

mice carry them to where He’ll rest.

Celebrating the Savior’s birth, this full-color, gold-embossed hardcover is must-have addition to a family’s Christmas library and Christmas Eve traditions.

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Who Wrote The Gifts of the Animals: A Christmas Tale

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Carole Gerber

Greetings! I am the author of nearly two dozen picture books, early readers and chapter books. I have also worked as a high school and middle school English teacher, an adjunct professor of journalism at Ohio State, a marketing director, editor of a company magazine, a member of creative teams at an ad agency and a hospital, a contributing editor to a computer magazine, and – finally! – as a freelance writer of hundreds of elementary textbooks, magazine articles, speeches, annual reports, and patient education materials.

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Who Illustrated The Gifts of the Animals: A Christmas Tale

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Yumi Shimokawara

Yumi Shimokawara was born in Tokyo. She took an illustration correspondence course with Kodansha Famous Schools in 2001 and later learned wildlife drawing at a KFS school. In 2013, she won the school’s 7th KFS Picture Book Grand Prix. She made her debut into writing and illustrating with Hoshi o sagashi ni (Star Hunting). She has since published Potsu potsu potsu daijobu? (Plip-plop Plip-plop, Are You All Right?) and Osuwari dozo (Have a Seat). She loves animals and currently lives with a white java sparrow in Chiba, Japan.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781641701594
Publication Date:
October 1, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2019936503
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1641701595

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