Long Ago, on a Silent Night

Long Ago, on a Silent Night

by Julie Berry

illustrated by Annie Won

Published by Orchard Books (Scholastic)

Release date: September 3, 2019

ISBN: 978-1338277722

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The miracle of Christmas comes alive in this luminous celebration of unconditional love and the joy and hope and promise in every child from Printz Honor recipient Julie Berry!

“A picture book that many will cherish as part of holiday traditions. Joyful, joyful." - Kirkus Reviews


“These families, transcending race and skin color, radiate love." - Booklist

"This timeless story of infants’ effect on those who love them is full of tender sentiment." - The Horn Book

“A picture book telling the story of a mother and child, referencing the first Christmas and kind of the special bond that develops between the two."

- Whittier Daily News

Long ago, in a dusty barn, a mother took a child in her arms,

Wrapped him snug, made his bed in the hay.

He was her gift that Christmas Day.

There's no sweeter gift than a life so new.

My best gift, little one, is you.

In this poignant and lyrical story by Printz Honor recipient Julie Berry, the miracle of Christmas and the promise in every new child comes together in a luminous celebration of unconditional love and hope. With tender, incandescent illustrations by Annie Won, the wonder of the nativity story and the marvel of every baby comes alive in a wholly extraordinary book for families everywhere.

A special, beautiful keepsake storybook to read, share, and cherish every Christmas season with the ones you love.