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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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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.

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.
 

“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