One Wintry Night

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Baker Books, Jul 15, 1995 - Religion - 72 pages
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A young boy is lost in the woods one wintry night and is rescued by a woman who brings him into a warm, cozy cabin. By the blazing fire, she quiets him and weaves through his imagination the story of a child who fulfilled the promise God had made from the beginning of the world.

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Very beautiful story and pictures.

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I bought this book to read to my grandchildren at Christmas and havent got to do that yet with all the rush rush of Christmas. I intend to make it a very special evening and to continue a tradition of a book every Christmas that has real meaning. Read full review

Amazing story and pictures.

User Review  - grammy pammy -

This book is a Christmas Eve family favorite! Our three children are now married and having children of their own, and I now love to read this book to my grand-kiddos. It is the Bible condensed into ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Ruth Bell Graham was born in Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China on June 10, 1920 to medical missionaries. When she was 17-years-old, she returned to the United States to attend Wheaton College in Illinois where she met future Evangelist Billy Graham. They married on August 13, 1943. Though married to a famous Baptist minister, she remained a Presbyterian and often taught Sunday school classes. She wrote her first book, Our Christmas Story, in 1959. She went on to author or co-author 13 other books, including Footprints of a Pilgrim and collections of poetry. In 1996, she and her husband were jointly awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. She helped establish the Ruth and Billy Graham Children's Health Center Foundation and the Billy Graham Training Center. She died on June 14, 2007 following a long illness.

Richard Jesse Watson has been making books for children since 1984. He collaborated with Ruth Bell Graham on One Wintry Night, and his version of The Night Before Christmas was a New York Times bestseller. Watson won the Golden Kite Award for his picture book, Tom Thumb, and his illustrations have also been selected for the Society of Illustrator s Annual Exhibits. Richard and his wife, Susi, live in Port Townsend, Washington. Their children are following in his footsteps as writers and illustrators of children s books.

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