Item description for To Hear the Angels Sing: A Christmas Poem by W. Nikola-Lisa...
Shepherds, angels, kings, and animals celebrate the first Christmas. This simple, rhymed retelling of the Nativity story focuses on the wise men, animals, and other visitors who followed the star to the stable. The verses, with their repeating words, have a "Mary had a little lamb" cadence, and are often very awkward-"They came upon a stable low,/stable low, stable low./They came upon a stable low,/where found they blessed He." The ebullient and colorful illustrations are full of child appeal, with kindly wise men and toothy, grinning animals.
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Studio: Holiday House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.46" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Jul 31, 2002
Publisher Holiday House
ISBN 0823416275 ISBN13 9780823416271
Availability 0 units.
More About W. Nikola-Lisa
At the age of nineteen, Mike Reed won a piano competition and was chosen to play Beethoven s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra. Currently a freelance illustrator, he lives in Minnesota.
W. Nikola-Lisa currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Hear the Angels Sing: A Christmas Poem?
The story poem is hard to read aloud, the pictures are detailed but too cartoony Dec 4, 2007
I found this book to be very difficult to read aloud. The poem might work well read to oneself, but as this is a picture book, it's probably meant to be read aloud, and the repeated phrases sound very awkward when read and left my listeners quite restless! The pictures are busy and detailed, and fun to look at, but to me are too cartoony---I don't think Baby Jesus has a look suiting the King of Kings, as the poem and Bible call him---He looks too much like any other cheery outgoing baby. Maybe that's the point, to make the whole story accessible to the readers, but I think even young kids can appreciate the manger story and how Jesus stands out from His humble surroundings. My daughter did love all the cats about---you don't often see cats in books about Bethlehem, and these were even tuxedo cats, our favorite kind! I don't mean to put down this book overly much---I think it's sweet and fairly cute, but not my favorite Christmas book by any means.