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A simple retelling of the birth of Jesus with emphasis on the quiet time before the arrival of the shepherds, angels, and kings.
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B.G. Hennessy grew up in Wantagh on Long Island, NY. At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, she majored in fine art and learned how to design, print and bind handmade books. She also took courses in Children’s Literature. The combination of form and content in the picture book format fascinated her and after graduation she headed for NYC where she worked for 17 years in children’s book publishing as a designer and art director. She is the author of Road Builders and The First Night, as well as many books starring Corduroy, the loveable toy bear created by Don Freeman. She now lives with her family in Arizona.From Kirkus Reviews:
Creating illustrations with paintings on butternut wood, its delicate grain providing texture and its artfully roughened edges a weathered, rustic look, the artists use jewel-bright blues and rich earth tones to depict the shepherds following the star and the baby they find in the stable. Each of the tender, beautifully designed scenes would make a perfect Christmas card; here, accompanied by a spare, primer-simple text (``In the warm, dark stable there was a lamb. There was a cow, too, and piles of crisp, yellow hay''), they make a lovely introduction to the story, to be extended at will--the only explicitly religious note is a prefatory quote (``And the Word became flesh...''--John 1:14). (Picture book. 2-7) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Scholastic, 1995. Condition: New. Steve Johnson; Lou Fancher (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0590545493