A simple retelling of Jesus' birth and youth up to his twelfth year has Pelagie Doane's familiar tenderness in the text and the pageant of romanticized colored pictures. Based on a wide selection of incidents from the Gospels it traces Mary's and Joseph's waiting in Nazareth, the journey to Bethlehem, the Wise Men's visit, the flight, return and so on. The love of home is perhaps its strongest theme. A standard book for an established audience. Medium type.