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Title:
Little Owl and the star : a Christmas story
Author:
Murphy, Mary, 1961-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 26 cm
Summary:
On a silent night, Little Owl, some shepherds, camels, and traveling men follow a star to see a baby in a manger.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.5 0.5 74814.
ISBN:
9780763622688
Format :
Book

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Summary

With bold, eye-catching graphics, glittering foil, and a gentle text, Mary Murphy retells an age-old Christmas story for the youngest of children. It was a silent night. I sat in my tree, with a waiting feeling. On a silent night, a star beckons to Little Owl, and he follows. He flies by three men on camels, plodding through sand and watching the sky. He flies above hills where shepherds keep watch over sheep, who watch too. And finally, in a distant manger, he finds a man, a woman, and the happiest baby - and joy that lights the world.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A gold-foil star adorns the cover (and final spread) of Mary Murphy's unjacketed picture book Little Owl and the Star: A Christmas Story. An adorably drawn owlet follows a star to witness the Nativity: "What a happy, happy baby!" he says. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-"It was a silent night. I sat in my tree, with a waiting feeling." So begins Little Owl's description of the Nativity story, in which a star encourages the little bird to "Follow me." Told with great economy of words, the text evokes a sense of wonder and awe without overreaching. A bright, bold palette of gouache illustrations against a black background, with a font resembling hand lettering, adds to the genuine childlike quality that makes this book a top candidate for introducing the holiday to the very young.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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