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Angela's Christmas

Angela's Christmas

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The inspiration for the Emmy-nominated film and its companion Angela's Christmas Wish, now streaming on Netflix

Pulitzer Prize recipient Frank McCourt shares the story of his mother's childhood Christmas in this tender and heartwarming picture book, previously published as Angela and the Baby Jesus.

Angela is six-years-old and worries for the baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's church in Limerick. December nights are damp and cold, and the church is dark at night. How can the baby Jesus' mother leave him in the manger without even a blanket to cover him? The baby Jesus surely needs Angela's help, even if she is not allowed to go on the altar, especially by herself.

Filled with the characters, incident, and detail that have made Frank McCourt internationally renowned and beloved, Angela's Christmas is a timeless story of real life--in all of its joy, innocence, and incongruity. A story for all generations to enjoy and cherish.

Author: Frank McCourt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Published: 09/17/2019
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.30h x 8.90w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781534461222
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 123787 / Angela and the Baby Jesus/Angela's Christmas


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019

About the Author
Frank McCourt (1930-2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education.

Raúl Colón has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt and Susanna Reich's José! Born to Dance, which received a starred review in Booklist. Mr. Colón lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

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