Item description for Father and Son: A Nativity Story by Geraldine Mccaughrean...
Father and Son: A Nativity Story by Geraldine Mccaughrean
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Studio: Hyperion Book CH
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 9.9" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
ISBN 1423103440 ISBN13 9781423103448
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More About Geraldine Mccaughrean
Geraldine McCaughrean has written more than 160 well-loved books and has received countless awards, including the ALA's Michael L Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. She lives in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Kristina Swarner creates her exquisitely rendered illustrations by working in a mixture of linoleum print, watercolor, and colored pencil. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Geraldine McCaughrean currently resides in Berkshire.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Father and Son: A Nativity Story?
Beautifully poetic Jun 2, 2007
I love this book, which we happened across at the library in the spring and enjoyed reading even though it was "out of season." I'll be buying several copies for gifts when Christmas rolls around. It's a beautiful, poetic imagining of what thoughts Joseph may have had the night Christ was born. Yes, as some reviews point out, the language is a bit lofty compared to many picture books . . . but we've found that our preschooler picks up much more than we might give him credit for, so I don't see that as a drawback at all. These are lofty spiritual concepts, and the author does them justice. (Written from a Catholic/traditional Christian viewpoint. We're Orthodox Christians and found it perfectly appropriate.)
What a mismatch Jan 3, 2007
Gorgeous illustrations that are certainly appealing to children and adults alike. However, some of the theological concepts are so sophisticated, adults would be hard pressed to explain to little ones the meaning of "How do I protect a child whose arm brandished the first bolt of lightening, who wears sunlight for armor and a helmet of stars?"
Didn't care for the war imagery either, and sadly returned the four copies purchased as Christmas gifts.