Angela and the Baby Jesus: (Children's Edition)
Frank McCourt's first Christmas book is by turns tender and heartwarming, and wholly unforgettable. Angela is six years old and worries for the Baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church near School House Lane in Limerick, Ireland, where she lives. December nights...more
The book is an easy 15-minute read. It is about a girl who thinks that the statue infant in the manger of their church is real. Since it is cold in Ireland in December and she, the dirt poor girl, feels cold, she th ...more
Delightful book. It is Frank, at his tender best. The artwork is fabulous. To think there were a million other wonderful stories inside him, and now they're all gone. I miss 'im.
I know this sounds ...more
Author: Frank McCourt
Simon & Schuster Audio
18 min 9 s
"When my mother, Angela, was six years old, she felt sorry for the Baby Jesus in the Christmas crib...."Six-year-old Angela looks at the naked baby Jesus in her local church in Limerick, Ireland, circa 1912, and thinks he looks cold. She wonders why his mother, or one of the shepherds, doesn't put a blanket over him. She decides ...more
The illustrations were unique and very beautiful!
The illustration of the baby Jesus flying over the garden wall is quite something to behold. A great gift for children (and Godchildren).
The Sheehans would have been a traditionally religious working class family in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Catholic Ireland; Angela has learned their practices of piety, church, and caring for others―her distress about b ...more
The pictures in the book are darling. I'm drawn to the sweet faces of the characters, especially Angela's.
This is a really beautiful Christmas story-- get out the kleenex.
He received the Pulitzer Prize (1997) and National Book Critics Circle Award (1996) for his memoir Angela's Ashes (1996), which details his childhood as a poor Irish Catholic in Limerick. He is also the author of 'Tis (1999), which continues t ...more