Jesús, Mary, and Joseph
Illustrated by: Ruth E. Harper
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Christmas is my favorite time of year. Watching little ones act out the Biblical Christmas story is enjoyable - you never know quite what to expect. Kathleen Pelley has captured the innocent heart attitude of many young children. The prayers of main character Jesús make up the majority of the text, showing children that we can talk to God about anything. The behavior of Jesús during the play is just precious and shows an attitude we should all have toward the needy in our midst. Dubravka Kolanovic created illustrations that are child-like and complement the text well. I think Jesús, Mary, and Joseph will become a Christmas favorite.
A refreshing take on the Nativity Story as told through notes to God by a young boy named Jesus. He speaks of the upcoming Nativity play at school and interweaves stories about his family and friends as preparations take place. The illustrations are done just as if a child had illustrated his own story and they are colorful and charming. "Innkeeper #2" is delightful and children will easily see themselves in the story. Very happy to have read this story and the kids loved it!
I love Kathleen's one-of-a-kind stories. I'm already reading them to our eight month old granddauther! Kathleen's prose takes me to a kind, peaceful, more beauiful values based world. Kathleen, pease write more. Isla is growing up fast! Steve Vannoy
ABOUT JESÚS, MARY, AND JOSEPH
In his role as Innkeeper #2 in his school’s nativity play, a little boy goes off script on opening night, revealing his loving spirit and making him the star of the show – a Christmas tale that celebrates kindness, compassion, and the innocence of childhood.