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The Night of His Birth
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Publication Date:
9/17/2019
ISBN:
9781947888128
Pages:
32
Trim Size
8.25 x 10.25
Product Type:
Hardback

Sing out, my soul, the wonder . . .

Mary’s baby has arrived, and she can’t contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn’s tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what’s most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary’s own but a gift that God has shared with everyone.

Poetic text by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson and striking images by Lisa Aisato reveal the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago, when the mother of Jesus was the first to welcome him into a world he would change forever.

The Night of His Birth is a Junior Library Guild Selection.

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Katherine Paterson is the beloved author of many books for young readers, including Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Jacob Have I Loved, The Master Puppeteer, and the Christmas books A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season and The Night of His Birth. She has been honored with nearly every major award for children's literature, including the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, the National Book Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, and more than one hundred other awards and honors. She was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000 and served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2010-2011. Paterson lives in Vermont.

Lisa Aisato is a Norwegian artist and children's book author whose distinctive work has been published in books and magazines around the world. For more information, visit www.lisaaisato.com.


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"A lyrical, moving account of Jesus' birth, from his mother's perspective...Divine." —Media outlet (starred review)

"Katherine Paterson is a poet. Her writing pairs wonderfully with the ethereal illustrations of Lisa Aisato in this excellent reflection of Christ’s birth from the perspective of Mary. Adults and mature children alike will delight in the simple yet deep meditation of the nativity." —The Living Church

"Stunning illustrations and lovely writing." —The Presbyterian Outlook

“A lyrical meditation on Christ’s birth, told by His mother Mary as the newborn sleeps in her arms. . . . the text reads aloud beautifully, and the watery, speckled illustrations convey the humble humanity of mother and Child alike.” —The Horn Book Magazine

"Filled with spirit and joy." —Booklist

"Beautifully illustrated...Mary’s puzzled sense of wonder over the newborn Jesus will resonate with both adults and children." —Christian Century

The Night of His Birth is an unmistakably beautiful story of the birth of Jesus from a fresh and enlightening perspective. By capturing the beguilement, the joy, and the gratitude of Mary–an unsuspecting mother of a child of unimaginable magnitude–through poetic text and narration, the author enables readers to grasp the depth of the experience. The magnificent, alluring illustrations by Norwegian author and illustrator Lisa Aisato illuminate the pages and bring the story to life….Ideal for educators to share with their students in Christian elementary school classrooms around the nation during the days leading up to the celebration of the Christ Child’s birth.” —Seattle Book Review

"The narrative is filled with Mary’s awe and wonder...A lovely addition to a Christmas collection." —Redeemed Reader

“We can't recommend it highly enough!” —Storypath

"A wonderfully inspiring story of the nativity, The Night of His Birth is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, Sunday School, and community library picture book collections for children ages 6-10." —Midwest Book Review

2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winner - Gold Medalist, Holiday Category
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