Item description for Silent Night: The Song from Heaven by Linda Granfield, Nelly Hofer & Ernst Hofer...
Overview The origins of the classic Christmas carol "Silent Night", born in Austria as"Stille Nacht", the song from heaven, is told in this volume illustrated withgold scherenschnitte, traditional Austrian paper cutting.
Publishers Description As amazing as it seems, one of the world's best-loved Christmas carols may have been written because of ravenous mice! Right before Christmas, 1818, in a church in the small town of Oberndorf, Austria, the mice were so hungry they chewed a hole in the church organ's leather bellows. To provide his parishioners with music on the holiest of nights, the priest jotted down the words for a Christmas song, and he asked the church organist to write a melody for two solo voices and a guitar. That evening “Stille Nacht,” known as “The Song from Heaven,” was born.
Silent Night: The Song from Heaven presents the story of the carol, accompanied by beautiful and intricate gold scherenschnitte (cut paper art) illustrations. Today, “Silent Night,” the gentle anthem born of necessity, is sung around the world in nearly one hundred languages – thanks to a few hungry mice!
“It should be appreciated for its outstanding art and for its focus on this well-known carol.” –School Library Journal Linda Granfield's books successfully combine her love for true stories with a storyteller's imagination. Her most recent books for Tundra include Silent Night: The Song from Heaven, and Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn. Meticulously researched and full of fascinating facts, Granfield's stories bring history to life.
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Studio: Tundra Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 9.25" Height: 9" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2000
Publisher Tundra Books
ISBN 0887764347 ISBN13 9780887764349
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Granfield, Nelly Hofer & Ernst Hofer
Linda Granfield is the author of over 15 non-fiction titles for young readers which are very popular with adult readers as well. Granfield's writings bring history to life with such works as In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, Pier 21: Gateway of Hope and the acclaimed Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn. Linda Granfield lives in Toronto. Arlene Alda is an award winning photographer and writer whose work has appeared in Life, Vogue, and People magazines and in numerous galleries. Her books for children include Sheep, Sheep, Sheep, Help Me Fall Asleep, Arlene Alda's 1,2,3, and Hurry Granny Annie. A native New Yorker, Arlene Alda and her husband, actor Alan Alda, divide their time between New York and California.
Linda Granfield currently resides in Toronto. Linda Granfield was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about Silent Night: The Song from Heaven?
Silent Night: book review Jan 1, 2001
This book is a wonderful Christmas story about how the song Silent Night came to be. The pictures are made of cut paper and are just marvelous. I hope you will read this book and enjoy it as my family and I did.