This Is the Stable

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Macmillan, Nov 14, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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A gorgeous, poetic new version of the Nativity story Wondrous things are happening in this humble little stable. The animals are gathering round. Shepherds and wise men and angels are coming from afar. All of them are flocking to see the Christ child, born this night in Bethlehem.
Illustrated in the gorgeous tropical hues of the region and told in lyrical verses perfect for reading aloud, this is a retelling of the Nativity that will be treasured for many Christmases to come.  

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User Review  - D Zaidel -

I purchased this book for my Pre-K students. The pictures and story that I read online was wonderful. However, I was very disappointed that the author did not state that the child born was indeed our ... Read full review

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User Review  - adge73 - LibraryThing

This has a bit of a "House that Jack Built" thing going on without adding EVERYTHING on to the list, which makes for a decent read-aloud that doesn’t get grating. The illustrations are nice, too, straightforward and effective. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Cynthia Cotten has written several books for young readers, including Abbie in Stitches, At the Edge of the Woods and Snow Ponies. She grew up in Lockport, New York, a small town on the Erie Canal. She didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer—she dreamed of being a teacher, a marine biologist, a U.N. interpreter and a jockey—but she always loved reading. “My idea of the perfect summer vacation,” she says, “was to go to the library once a week, check out as many books as I could fit into my bike basket, and spend the rest of the week sitting someplace cool, reading.” Cotten lives in Montclair, Virginia.
Delana Bettoli studied art in Boston University and Los Angeles. She lives at the foot of Oregon’s Cascade Range.