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Title:
The stable where Jesus was born
Author:
Greene, Rhonda Gowler.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Rhyming verse introduces the people who appear in the story of the birth of Christ and describes the setting of this event.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 45071.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689812583
Format :
Book

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This sweet retelling of the Nativity, told in cumulative rhyme, captures the excitement and anticipation of those who witnessed the birth of the Christ Child. Full color.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. This cumulative rhyme offers a charming introduction to the nativity story. It describes the place where Jesus was born--the stable and animals--his parents, the visit from the shepherds, and the appearance of the angels. The strength of the book is the repetition in the text, which never becomes sing-songy. In the first half of the book, the rhyme steadily builds, beginning each line with "This is . . ." In the second half, it's reversed, ending at the beginning. Younger listeners may not understand a phrase or word here and there, but the illustrations should keep them focused on the actions. The sweetest of the many warm and earthy paintings is at the center of the book. It shows the newborn Christ being admired by three little kittens. Even the endpapers tell a part of the story. A good selection for larger collections. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


Publisher's Weekly Review

"The cumulative, rhyming story will entice younger readers with its sing-song read-aloud rhythm and attention to the animals in the manger, while Gaber's rich acrylics capture the bustle and excitement of the holy night," said PW. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-"This is the stable where Jesus was born" begins a rhythmic verse told in the fashion of a modified "House That Jack Built." Greene introduces Mary, Joseph, and other characters involved in the Nativity. As an angel spreads the news, shepherds and families gather to welcome the newborn baby. Skillful use of words provides for a text that is beautifully simple and maintains a natural rhythm, perfect for reading aloud. The tale and pictures eventually come full circle, after taking readers out into space to see "the earth all round and bright/that glimmered with hope that first Christmas night ." The acrylic on Bristol board illustrations are full of earth tones and soothing shades of blue. They have a folk-art quality and rustic appeal. There is a pervading sense of warmth in the softly rounded rocks, the gentle hugs and greetings of the people, and the golden straw that cradles Jesus and surrounds his family.-M.M.H (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.