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The Story of Christmas

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The story of Jesus’ birth is among the best-known and best-loved stories in the world. Vivian French offers a simple retelling that follows Mary and Joseph as they journey to Bethlehem and celebrate the birth of Jesus with the shepherds and wise men. Complemented by Jane Chapman’s vivid and joyful illustrations, here is a Christmas story that is sure to appeal to the young ...more
Board Book, 22 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Candlewick (first published January 1st 1999)
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The Nativity Story retold in modern English -- I must admit that I perfer the King James version of the text even if it isn't as easy to understand.

This story contains a child-accessible version of the Nativity Story as told in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, accompanied by bright simple pictures. The Story of Christmas is great for toddlers. An even simpler version to share with small children would be Baby Jesus.
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Good, simple telling of our Nativity. Great for young kids.
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Vivian French was best known in school for being extremely skinny and for talking a lot. At school she developed an attachment to words and later became an actor, then a storyteller, and finally a writer of children's books. She is the author of more than two hundred books. Ms. French lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has four grown daughters.
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