The First Christmas Night
Ideals Children's Books, October 2013
Written by Keith Christopher
Illustrated by Christine Kornacki
A lyrical retelling of the birth of Christ modeled after 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.'
Here is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem through Christ's birth, the angels' appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men. The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich oil illustrations of Christine Kornacki. Ages 4-8.