The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Book 1

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Harper Collins, Feb 22, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.

 

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Hilarious!

User Review  - GLORIA M. - Overstock.com

One of the funniest books Ive ever read. Though told from the point of view of a 9 yearold girl adults will love this as well. Every page will have you laughing out loud. Over the past few years I have bought 17 copies and given them as preChristmas gifts. Can be read in one evening. Read full review

Love this story

User Review  - New Horizons Lutheran Church - Christianbook.com

This is an absolute favorite of mine. I directed a children's Christmas program using this story one year, and it was a big hit. Everyone loved it, and the children had a wonderful time preparing and presenting it. So glad to give this book to my granddaughter. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
34
Section 4
52
Section 5
68
Section 6
81
Section 7
94
Section 8
111
Section 9
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Barbara Robinson has written several popular books for children, including My Brother Louis Measures Worms, The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and the enormously popular bestselling novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, first published in 1972, which was made into a classic TV movie and on which this book was based. The play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced annually in theaters, schools, and churches all over the world. Ms. Robinson has two daughters and three grandchildren.

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