There was no snow on Christmas Eve. Instead, a desert zephyr blew And palm fronds sang a rustling tune To welcome the awaited birth. There was no snow, no fireplace, no need for woolen caps and gloves on that very first Christmas. Instead there was a humble stable, and weary travelers with light robes and sandals on a desert night.
Dennis Nolan is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the bestseller <i>Dinosaur Dream</i> and the acclaimed wordless books <i>Sea of Dreams</i> and <i>Hunters of the Great Fores</i>t. He also illustrated Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s <i>Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy</i>. He lives in Massachusetts.