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Title:
To hear the angels sing : a Christmas poem
Author:
Nikola-Lisa, W.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
A simple rhymed retelling of the Nativity story.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780823416271
Format :
Book

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Shepherds, angels, kings, and animals celebrate the first Christmas.This simple, rhymed retelling of the Nativity story focuses on the wise men, animals, and other visitors who followed the star to the stable. The verses, with their repeating words, have a "Mary had a little lamb" cadence, and are often very awkward-"They came upon a stable low,/stable low, stable low./They came upon a stable low,/where found they blessed He." The ebullient and colorful illustrations are full of child appeal, with kindly wise men and toothy, grinning animals.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A musical poem about Jesus' birth works in harmony with perky acrylic-and-watercolor pictures to sound a festive note. Relying on repetition, Nikola-Lisa's (Shake Dem Halloween Bones) words communicate the quiet anticipation and happiness of that holy night in Bethlehem: "Three wise men followed from afar,/ from afar, from afar./ Three wise men followed from afar/ the brightly burning light." Young readers will immediately warm to Weber's (Harp O'Gold) playfully tweaked perspectives, merry angels and cheerful stable-dwellers. Ages 2-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-This simple, rhymed retelling of the Nativity story focuses on the wise men, animals, and other visitors who followed the star to the stable. The verses, with their repeating words, have a "Mary had a little lamb" cadence, and are often very awkward-"They came upon a stable low,/stable low, stable low./They came upon a stable low,/where found they blessed He." The ebullient and colorful illustrations are full of child appeal, with kindly wise men and toothy, grinning animals. Not a first purchase.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.