The Birds of Bethlehem

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
15 Reviews
A perfect first Christmas book

This inventive and fresh Nativity story is told from a bird's-eye view. On the morning of the first Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem gather in the fields--not only to eat but to share the exciting news. People from all over have descended on Bethlehem and an angel has appeared in the night sky. Something extraordinary is coming! The birds agree that they must find this wondrous thing, and off they fly to the stable where a child has been born.

In simple language and dazzling pictures, beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola shares the awe and anticipation of the first Christmas. His cast of brightly colored, curious birds will appeal to young children, making this a perfect introduction to the story of Christmas.

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Review: The Birds of Bethlehem

User Review  - Tim Vandenberg - Goodreads

Beautiful bird's-eye view artwork tells the classic Christmas story of the Christ-child's birth in a stable. Would be rated five-stars, but aside from alternating pictures with birds, it's really just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren Johnson - Goodreads

This books stood out to me because it is a simple story about Bethlehem,but told from a unique perspective. This is a way that Jesus and my faith can be incorporated into the classroom. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Tomie dePaola is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children. He has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue and a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal (from the Catholic Library Association), and was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

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