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We Three Kings

Spirin, Gennady

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ISBN 10: 068982114X / ISBN 13: 9780689821141
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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An excellent, like new copy of the book and dust jacket. A large, bold signature on the half-title page by the illustrator, Spirin. Not inscribed. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 12696

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Title: We Three Kings

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

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Synopsis:

We three kings of Orient are;

Bearing gifts we traverse afar,

Field and fountain, moor and mountain,

Following yonder star.


Over two thousand years ago, three great kings journeyed across the desert, riding through the heat of day and dark of night. Each from a different region, each beckoned by the same gleaming star, each bearing treasures, each wishing to welcome a newborn asleep in a manger's hay -- a baby named Jesus, who would change the world.

This beloved Christmas carol, written in 1857, celebrates the wise men's journey and the first Christmas night. Internationally renowned artist Gennady Spirin pays his own type of homage with paintings so exquisitely detailed and wrought that they, too, are a gift -- to that baby in the manger and to you.

From Publishers Weekly:

Starred Review. Opulence befitting royalty characterizes Spirin's (The Tale of the Firebird) lush, jewel-hued watercolor-and-colored-pencil interpretation of the beloved carol about the three wise men (and their extensive entourages) who traverse afar. A spread rendered in an antique-like palette and featuring a host of singing, trumpeting angels in an inky, starlit sky marks each refrain of the familiar tune. Although younger readers will need help understanding some of the phrasing, they'll be happy to read or hum along, or just gaze at the sumptuously outfitted parade of camels, elephants, horses and kings making their way to Bethlehem. All ages. (Oct.)
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