Item description for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson...
Overview The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant.
Hey Unto you a child is born
The Herdmans are absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie and steal and smoke cigars (even the girls). They talk dirty, hit little kids, cuss their teachers, set fire to Fred Shoemaker's old broken-down toolhouse, and take the name of the Lord in vain. So no one is prepared when the Herdmans invade church one Sunday-and decide to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
None of them has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating-- has a lot of people up in arms. But the actual pageant is full of surprises for everyone, starting with the Herdmans themselves.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 751
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 516
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 702
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.06" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 7, 1988
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 006447044X ISBN13 9780064470445 UPC 046594005502
Availability 0 units.
More About Barbara Robinson
Robinson is the recipient of a B.A. degree from Allegheny College.
Barbara Robinson currently resides in Berwyn, in the state of Pennsylvania. Barbara Robinson was born in 1927.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Best Christmas Pageant Ever?
Awesome book Jan 9, 2010
This was an excellent book. The purchase sure went well. I was definitely given just what was promised. A great book that was in excellent shape. I would definitely purchase from this seller again.
Fast shipping Dec 15, 2009
Shipping was fast. Book was in great shape. We did receive an older version of the book but that's just fine.
those mean kids at school Dec 15, 2009
A 30 minute read. Great for the holidays. It will remind you of "that" family at your grade school or church.
The Best Christmas Tale Ever! Dec 15, 2009
Barbara Robinson has crafted a fantastic tale of the meaning of Christmas. In this 80 page book we come to fear and love the Herdmann clan, a gaggle of 6 kids that see the world their own way, and take it on in their own terms. They are just as likely to klonk a kid in the head as ignore them. They are the "closest thing to criminals that we knew." What does this have to do with Christmas? Well...
Every year a local Church stages a traditional Christmas pageant, but this year the Herdmann's show up in Church on the day that the pageant is announced, and they then show up and end up filling all of the major parts in the play. Everyone keeps their eyes open and their ears to the ground to see what the Herdmann's will do next, and the poor woman that gets saddled with the pageant and the Herdmann's proclaims that "This Will be the Best Christmas Pageant Ever!"
This book is perfect for reading to the kids. I just finished reading it to my 10-yr old daughter (who could have sliced through it in short order herself), and we both enjoyed the experience greatly!
Come along for the adventure as the Herdmanns hear the Christmas strory for the first time, and see what it must have looked like through their eyes.
Truly, Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me," and that included the Herdmanns.
Thanks for a great little book! 5 solid stars!
Fantastic!!!! Nov 30, 2009
The book came in the condition described. The company was fast and I would buy from them again.