STAR MOTHER'S YOUNGEST CHILD by Louise Moeri

STAR MOTHER'S YOUNGEST CHILD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Littlest Angel was syrupy enough, but there's no excuse at all for a Christmas story that retains all the sentimental trappings of the season but replaces the authentic figures of Christian myth with a fanciful Star Mother and her ugly ""sky child."" Here the child of the title, whose wish is to celebrate just one Christmas like they do down on earth before taking his place in one of the constellations, shares the day with a lonely old woman who coincidentally has been voicing the very same wish. (""Just once! I'd like to celebrate a Christmas! Is that too much to ask?"") Her grumbling softens to loving kindness as the day goes by in her little hut and the pair of them cut down a tree, exchange gifts and enjoy a merry candlelit feast of bread and soup--all in the spirit of plastic poinsettias and spray-on snow.

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 1975
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin