Spirit Child: A Story of the Nativity
The Nativity story as it hasn't been told for 400 years. Noted scholar John Bierhorst rediscovered this lost Aztec story and wrote this modern translation, here featuring color pictures by Barbara Cooney. A rare chance to experience the Nativity story as it was first told in the new world.
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