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Overview

There is a legend that describes how, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all creatures are granted the power of speech for one hour. In this rich collection, Lee Bennett Hopkins and a dozen other poets imagine what responses they might offer. The poems represent a diverse group of animals, but all come together with one singular purpose: celebrating the joy of the miraculous event.

This collection of graceful poems provides readers with a Nativity story unlike any other — at times gently humorous, at times profound, but always inviting readers to appreciate the wonder of Christmas. This book is a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Includes poems by...
  • Lee Bennett Hopkins
  • Joan Bransfield Graham
  • Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
  • X. J. Kennedy
  • Jude Mandell
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Jane Yolen
  • Ann Whitford Paul
  • Prince Redcloud
  • Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  • Michele Krueger
  • Alma Flor Ada
  • Alice Schertle

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802854193
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Pages: 34
Sales rank: 764,987
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lee Bennett Hopkins has written numerous children's and young adult books, including Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life (Boyds Mills Press), winner of the Christopher Award, and City I Love (Abrams). Lee is also recipient of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. He lives in Florida. Visit his website: www.leebennetthopkins.com.


 
Helen Cann is an illustrator, painter, and mapmaker based in England. She has illustrated over twenty books, including How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps (Chronicle), World of Dance (Barefoot), and Manger (Eerdmans). Her work has appeared in exhibitions around the world and has been commissioned as props for film and television. Follow Helen on Instagram @helencannart or visit her website at helencann.co.uk.

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