The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Samuel French, Inc., 1983 - Drama - 53 pages
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Comedy / All Groups / 4m, 6f, plus 8 boys and 9 girls In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best selling book and the only story ever to run twice in McCall's Magazine. "An American classic." -McCall's Magazine "One of the best Christmas stories ever - and certainly one of the funniest." - Seattle Times

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User Review  - DVerdecia - LibraryThing

A good little story. As a Children's book however, I don't know that I would recommend this one. The Author billed it as a comedy about a Christmas Pageant that this town was having. I didn't really ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Audio book performed by Elaine Stritch The six Herdman kids are a handful – and then some. Their father disappeared a few years ago, their mother works a double shift, and the children are pretty much ... Read full review

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About the author (1983)

Barbara Robinson was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 24, 1927. She graduated from Allegheny College in 1948. She wrote more than 40 short stories for newspapers and magazines, including McCall's and Ladies' Home Journal. She published her first children's book, Across from Indian Shore, in 1962. Her most popular work, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, was published in 1972. She adapted the book for both the stage and for television in the 1980s. Her other works include The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and Temporary Times, Temporary Places. She died on July 9, 2013 at the age of 85.

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