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Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carolby Anna Vojtech
Synopses & Reviews
'Jesus our brother kind and good Was humbly born in a stable rude And the friendly beasts around him stood Jesus our brother, kind and good' Join a cow, a camel, a dove, a donkey, and a sheep as they explain what gifts they brought the son of God on the very first Christmas. The Friendly Beasts offers a new way to look at the birth of Jesus through beautiful, memorable illustrations, traditional holiday lyrics, and a CD with narration and music performed by Rebecca St. James.
"Vojtech (The Story of the Easter Robin) illustrates a classic carol about the nativity seen from the animals' point of view. Each page contains one or two lines of the song and a full-page illustration in gorgeous purples, blues, and dusty reds, all suffused with golden light suggestive of divinity. Sheet music for the carol accompanies the book, as well as a CD performed by Grammy-winning Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James; its four tracks include both sung and narrated versions of the carol. Children will enjoy Vojtech's charming pictures while listening to the CD. Ages 4 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
The shaggy brown donkey, the cow all white and red, the sheep with curly horns, the doves from the rafters high, and the stately camel yellow and black all shared in the miraculous birth of the Christ Child. And every beast, by some good spell, in the stable dark was glad to tell of the gift he gave Emmanuel. Anna Vojtech's warm, glowing illustrations bring this beloved holiday song--a story about the very first Christmas gifts--to life for a new generation of readers.
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