The Night of His Birth

By: Katherine Paterson

Illustrator: Lisa Aisato

Mary's baby has arrived, and she can't contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn's tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what's most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary's own but a gift that God has shared with everyone.

Poetic text by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson and striking images by Lisa Aisato reveal the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago, when the mother of Jesus was the first to welcome him into a world he would change forever.

Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781947888128

JLG Release: Dec 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Saint Mary, Blessed Virgin , Jesus Christ , Nativity , Christmas , Mother and child , Christianity

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Originally published in a Presbyterian magazine, subsequently in Paterson’s Christmas story collection A Stubborn Sweetness, and here adapted, this is a lyrical meditation on Christ’s birth, told by His mother Mary as the newborn sleeps in her arms. “Can you believe it? God’s anointed one upon my breast, with milk, just there, at the Originally published in a Presbyterian magazine, subsequently in Paterson’s Christmas story collection A Stubborn Sweetness, and here adapted, this is a lyrical meditation on Christ’s birth, told by His mother Mary as the newborn sleeps in her arms. “Can you believe it? God’s anointed one upon my breast, with milk, just there, at the corner of his tiny mouth.” Although unduly ponderous for a picture-book audience, the text reads aloud beautifully, and the watery, speckled illustrations convey the humble humanity of mother and Child alike.

Book Details

ISBN

9781947888128

First Release

December 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Page Count

32

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Flyaway Books

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Saint Mary, Blessed Virgin, Jesus Christ, Nativity, Christmas, Mother and child, Christianity,

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