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This miniature edition tells the story of Jesus' birth, from the appearance of the angel Gabriel to the return of Joseph, Mary and the child to Nazareth.
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Published July 26th 2000 by Little Brown and Company (first published September 1st 1993)
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Beverly
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully illustrated in the style of Old Masters of the Renaissance. The text is set in decorated boxes, and each illustration is surrounded by a decorated border. This version depicts the wise men visiting the Holy family in a house, rather than stable, and Jesus is a toddler rather than newborn. Sanderson also includes the flight to Egypt, and ends with Jesus growing, becoming strong and filled with wisdom, with God's favor upon him. Throughout the book, Mary, joseph and Jesus all have halo ...more
Volkert
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ruth Sanderson has created rich and detailed illustrations for this small book which presents the Nativity story from the gospels of Matthew and Luke in the Revised Standard Version. Sanderson's paintings are reminiscent of traditional Eastern Orthodox icons and Roman Catholic religious art. Both the illustrations and the text on each page facing them are bordered with vines, flowers, leaves, and birds, in the style of illumined text.

This would make a nice gift for a child at Christmas, and its
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Taryn
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s, christmas
Ruth Sanderson makes beautifully detailed illustrations to accompany the Biblical text. I especially love that Baby Jesus is a toddler when the wise men visit. Accuracy!
Timothy Darling
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: families, Bible readers, children
Every year, I reread this delightful book. This year, I noted the flowers in the paintings and the echoing of the themes, like the women with children in the background of Joseph's and Mary's arrival in Bethlehem, and the star out the window in the arrival of the Magi. Sanderson's subject matter is more often fantasy, so her pictures lean in that direction, but they are still tastefully in keeping with the artistic traditions of the middle ages. I could wish for an artistic rendition that is mor ...more
Juliana Lee
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
Originally published in 1993, this book follows holy scripture in word and art beginning with the Angel Gabriel's announcement, Mary acceptance of the Lord's Word, and the journey to Bethlehem. Beautiful art depicts the birth of Christ and the appearance of the angels to the shepherds and the visit from the magi. But the story does not end here, it continues as the holy family is warned of Herod's plan and departs from Bethlehem and their later return to Nazareth where the Christ child spends hi ...more
Mckinley
Nov 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rich illustrations to accompany the gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Lisa
Dec 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book Amazing ilustrations
Tks Nikki
Set
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What an absolute masterpiece. Only thing is, I don't know if Sanderson realized that Gabriel is a male and that angels are male, not female.
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