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About the Author
Laura Godwin is the author of many books for children, including the Doll People series with Ann M. Martin. She lives and works in New York City. While she has collaborated with William Low as his editor on many children's books, This First Christmas Night is their first project together.
William Low is the author and illustrator of Daytime Nighttime, Machines Go to Work, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Old Penn Station. He has illustrated numerous other books for children, including Feathered Dinosaursby Brenda Z. Guiberson. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
"Wonderful for bedtime and lapsit storytimes, this book is a gentle retelling of the Nativity for very young readers who are learning about Jesus for the first time.--School Library Journal
"From the opening page, Godwin directly addresses readers, beckoning them to witness the sights and sounds of the first Christmas through their senses... It's a lyrical and understated account of the Nativity that will leave readers feeling as though they are witnessing something momentous."--Publishers Weekly
"Godwin's direct-address text pulls listeners into this super-simple yet lyrical retelling of the Nativity story... Illustrations perfectly match the text, evoking the humble setting yet also reinforcing the sense of reverence and import. This is a moving and memorable Christmas story."--The Horn Book