Item description for Christmas in the Barn by Margaret Wise Brown & Diane Goode...
Overview Lyrical text relates the birth of a child in a barn among the animals, with illustrations which depict the barn and people of a present-day farm. Reprint.
What child is this Who is born here Where the oxen Stomp and peer . . .
When Christmas in the Barn was first published in 1952, it demonstrated all of Margaret Wise Brown's mastery at skillfully fashioning a truly childlike interpretation of the Nativity story. For this larger, full-color edition, Caldecott Honor artist Diane Goode has created a new tableau of visitors to the barn that will delight generations of new readers.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.32" Width: 9.48" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 006052636X ISBN13 9780060526368
Availability 0 units.
More About Margaret Wise Brown & Diane Goode
Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.
Margaret Wise Brown--probably most famous for writing "Good Night Moon "and "The Runaway Bunny"--was also a prolific and bestselling Golden Books author. Her "Golden Egg Book," "Home for a Bunny," "The Color Kittens," and "The Sailor Dog "count among the most popular storybooks for children of the last 60 years.
SPANISH BIO: Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la ninez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clasicos libros y grabaciones continuan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.
Margaret Wise Brown lived in the state of New York. Margaret Wise Brown was born in 1910 and died in 1952.
Reviews - What do customers think about Christmas in the Barn?
very disappointed Dec 7, 2006
We own many Margaret Wise Brown books and love them all. So, when I saw a book about the nativity story, I couldn't resist. I was very disappointed with this book. The rhyming text doesn't flow in my opinion, making it difficult to read. The story is also inaccurate. It is not a book I plan to read often with my children.
Big disappointment Dec 2, 2005
Unlike the other review, I did not find the similarities with The Big Red Barn to be laudable. It isn't that the style is similar to her other book - that would be fine. No, she practically lifts entire lines from The Big Red Barn. The result is an uneven lyrical quality, like she's trying to tell the story of Christmas but forces in little winks and nods to her other book. Also, it doesn't work that the illustrations clearly show a modern setting (at least a 20th century one), but she keeps referring to an "ancient barn." It renders the story historically inaccurate for a telling to children, which is a disappointment. I don't know how anyone possibly thought that modernizing the setting could do anything but serve as a detraction to the quality of this book, and risk insulting the religious sensibilities of some.
a keepsake book Dec 15, 2004
What a wonderful telling of the Christmas story, or any birth for that matter. It's written in a similar style to the Big Red Barn and is just as lovely to read. It's a perfect addition to our Christmas books and would also make a wonderful baby gift.