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The First Christmas

The First Christmas

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From the great-grandson of renowned folk art painter Grandma Moses comes a magical and shimmering picture book about the first Christmas.

Based on the lyrics of the beloved carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem," this beautiful picture book in Will Moses's acclaimed folk art style is perfect for families to read together and cherish year after year.

Author: Phillips Brooks, Lewis H. Redner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Published: 09/28/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 9.10h x 10.20w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781534478787
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 09/13/2021
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2021 pg. 19

About the Author
Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

Lewis Henry Redner (1831-1908) was an American musician and composer of the popular Christmas carol "St. Louis," better known as "O Little Town of Bethlehem."

Will Moses creates paintings that reflect the quiet beauty of this tiny community nestled close to the Vermont border. Will has developed his own folk style and become an internationally beloved artist, his art displayed in collections throughout the world, including that of the White House. His career as a children's book illustrator began with the picture book The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1995. Today, Will lives and works at the Mt. Nebo Gallery in his hometown of Eagle Bridge, New York, with his wife, Sharon, and their three children.
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