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The Night of His Birth



by
Katherine Paterson
illustrated by
Lisa Aisato

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Flyaway Books
Imprint
Flyaway Books
ISBN
9781947888128
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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.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2019

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

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

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews*, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

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.

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

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.

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