THE FIRST NIGHT by B.G. Hennessy

THE FIRST NIGHT

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Age Range: 2 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Creating illustrations with paintings on butternut wood, its delicate grain providing texture and its artfully roughened edges a weathered, rustic look, the artists use jewel-bright blues and rich earth tones to depict the shepherds following the star and the baby they find in the stable. Each of the tender, beautifully designed scenes would make a perfect Christmas card; here, accompanied by a spare, primer-simple text (``In the warm, dark stable there was a lamb. There was a cow, too, and piles of crisp, yellow hay''), they make a lovely introduction to the story, to be extended at will--the only explicitly religious note is a prefatory quote (``And the Word became flesh...''--John 1:14). (Picture book. 2-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-670-83026-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Viking
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 1993




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