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Four readings based on the Christmas narratives in the Bible in which the Blessed Virgin Mary tells her five-year-old son, Jesus, the story of His birth.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 11th 1998 by Zonderkidz (first published October 1st 1998)
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Vivi
Nov 10, 2013 Vivi rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, owned
Love the illustrations, I'm touched by the story (read: I cried a bit).
But, I'm not sure if the culture allowed Mary to hug Joseph before they are married (maybe I'm the only one who find it strange). I find it a bit rude when Mary said "leave me alone" to her dad when she felt sad.
Maia
Dec 17, 2012 Maia rated it it was amazing
Some of the best love stories ever told right here in this little book.
Natalie Moreland
This was a really interesting and unique perspective to the Nativity, with Mary telling young Jesus his birth story at bed time. A bit long, but well worth it!
Amanda
Dec 08, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Childhood Christmas favorite.

"Elephunks!"
Trish
Dec 15, 2012 Trish rated it really liked it
Fiction; Juvenile/Christmas
4 stars

Interesting take on the Christmas story. Loved the images in this one.
Tammy
Dec 08, 2011 Tammy rated it really liked it
Enjoyed reading this. Nice to see things from Mary's point of view. Love the illustrations.
Melanie
Dec 28, 2012 Melanie rated it liked it
I really appreciated the idea of Mary telling the Jesus-child of his birth and of his self-worth.
Shannon
Dec 10, 2009 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own-it
soooooo goooood
Stacy
Nov 25, 2007 Stacy rated it it was amazing
My favorite Christmas book!!! I have read it to the kids usually the last week of Christmas for at least 3 years. The illustrations are great, too.
Melanie
Dec 29, 2007 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: families with young children
Wangerin is a sharp writer for adults and children alike, but his children's stories are especially beautifully told.
Analyn
Dec 19, 2015 Analyn rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is so beautifully written and artfully crafted. The story of Jesus' birth as told by Mary. It is beautiful and emotional and a MUST read for every parent to every child.
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