Lee Bennett Hopkins (Author) Helen Cann (Illustrator)

Product Details

$17.00  $15.64
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
September 01, 2014
8.9 X 10.75 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

LEE BENNETT HOPKINS is a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist whose poetry collections include the highly acclaimed Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry, illustrated by Peter Fiore, and My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, and America at War, both illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Mr. Hopkins's numerous awards include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature" and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor for his verse novel Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.
Helen Cann is an illustrator, painter, and mapmaker based in England. She has illustrated over twenty books, including How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps (Chronicle), World of Dance (Barefoot), and Manger (Eerdmans). Her work has appeared in exhibitions around the world and has been commissioned as props for film and television. Follow Helen on Instagram @helencannart or visit her website at


Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"A lovely collection for those who wish to emphasize the Christian nature of the holiday, worth savoring slowly during the Christmas season."

"A luminous addition to poetry collections."

The Horn Book
"The poems convey both the majesty and intimacy of that night [when Christ was born]. Decorative mixed-media illustrations highlight each animal on its own double-page spread."

The Storytellers
"This charming collection represents the majesty and wonder of a special night celebrated by Christians throughout the world."

Children's Illustration
"Helen Cann's lovingly detailed artworks (watercolor and mixed media) add to the warm traditional feel of the collection, and create, with the sound of the poems, a book to carefully relish."

School Library Journal
"Warm and satisfying, this is a top choice for holiday gift-giving or sharing in a classroom, church, or library."

Midwest Book Review
"Captivating color illustrations of each animal complement the humble poems. . . . Highly recommended."