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A Christmas story by Brian Wildsmith

A Christmas story (original 1989; edition 1998)

by Brian Wildsmith

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Title:A Christmas story
Authors:Brian Wildsmith
Info:Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1998.
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A Christmas Story by Brian Wildsmith (1989)



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Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Appropriateness: Primary/Intermediate
Review: This book is a good example of historical fiction because the fictional plot is credible. Most of the information is historically accurate. The story is an original presentation of the Nativity story through the eyes of two young travelers who follow Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.
Media: This book is a good example of crayon, charcoal, chalk and pastel media. There are no obvious abrupt lines and the figures are more defined as the colors are nicely blended.
Setting: The time is important in the book because it allows readers to understand why the characters are travelling on a donkey to Bethlehem. Also, the readers can grasp a clear understanding of why the birth of Christ is so important and meaningful.
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Who followed Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem? The shepherds tending their flocks nearby, the wise men--and also Rebecca, Mary and Joseph's young neighbor. With his richly detailed paintings, glowing vibrant colors and shining gold, Wildsmith gives readers a fresh vision of the familiar Christmas story. Full-color illustrations.

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Rebecca, a young girl living in Nazareth, accompanies a small donkey searching for his mother to a stable in Bethlehem where they both witness a special event.

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