The Birds of Bethlehem

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.2 X 10.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780399257803

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About the Author

Tomie dePaola is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 200 books for children. He has received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue and a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal (from the Catholic Library Association), and was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.

Reviews

* "The art is classic dePaola. . . . The effect is as pleasing as the whimsical storytelling, as dePaola offers a refreshingly indirect take on how the news of Jesus's birth spread to all creatures." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A bird's-eye view of the Nativity. . . . dePaola does not disappoint with his charmingly simple illustrations and spare text. An ideal read-aloud." -- School Library Journal

"The acrylic paintings of the birds and Holy Family are theatrically composed on spacious spreads. The colors of the birds (each, as they are in nature, a different shade from its mate) are a refreshing contrast to the holiday's usual hues." -- The Horn Book

"Traces the Nativity story reverently and without sentimentality. . . . The illustrations are notable for their simplified forms, pleasing compositions, and subtle combinations of colors. An inviting readaloud choice for Christmas." -- Booklist