Item description for The First Christmas by Carol Heyer...
Overview Relates the story of Jesus Christ's birth and infancy and touches on the rest of his life, explaining how his life and death are the real reason for celebrating Christmas.
Publishers Description Author and artist Carol Heyer has created an exquisitely beautiful rendering of the story of the First Christmas. Here is the young Mary, the richly attired Magi, the protective Joseph, and the roughly clad shepherds gathered round the manger that held the Son of God. This is the traditional story, based on the Bible account. Heyer s art, rendered on canvas, imparts to the book the texture of an elegant and classic work of art.
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Studio: Ideals Children's Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher IDEALS PUBLICATIONS #355
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0824955668 ISBN13 9780824955663
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Heyer
Carol Heyer began her career in the movie industry but soon moved on to writing and illustrating books full-time. She credits her parents' unwavering support with allowing her to take "the road less traveled." To date, over one million of Carol's books have been sold, spanning a wide range of children's books, from retellings and fairy tales to fantasy titles. Her paintings add depth to her stories, and she has fans all over the country. Carol lives in Thousand Oaks, California.
Carol Heyer currently resides in Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, in the state of California. Carol Heyer was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about The First Christmas?
The Real Christmas Story Feb 20, 2010
If you know the real reason for the holiday season you will buy this book. It's not preachy, and does not make you feel like a bad Christian or parent for enjoying the holidays (santa, presents, lights, tree, etc). A must have to help your young ones understand why we celebrate in December at all!
O Holy Night Nov 22, 2008
I was browsing in Barnes and Noble last night, and my husband and I were juggling our seven-month-old and our two-year-old. One glance at this cover was all I needed to promptly grab it off the shelf and momentarily hand off the beloved baby so I could use two hands to peruse the evocative pages.
The illustrations are stunning. In a word: reverent. The bold colors cause the light in the pictures to bound off the pages. With every turn of the page, I caught my breath as another piercing illustration caused a reverie. What's even more impressive is the text is clean, and simple, and serves as a faithful backdrop for the pictures of the beginning of the life of our Messiah. I was not at all surprised to find that this is a Guideposts-published book.
Each time I flip through, I find a new favorite illustration. For the moment, I'm stuck on the depiction of the Three Wise Men. The portrayal, while probably accurate, is also breathtaking in its beauty.
Whether you have children or not, this book is worth owning. And, as a parent, I look forward to reading this one to my babies. Purchase and enjoy--you won't be disappointed.