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The Birds of Bethlehem

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The Birds of Bethlehem

Written and Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

A perfect first Christmas book

This inventive and fresh Nativity story is told from a bird's-eye view. On the morning of the first Christmas, the birds of Bethlehem gather in the fields --- not only to eat but to share the exciting news. People from all over have descended on Bethlehem and an angel has appeared in the night sky. Something extraordinary is coming! The birds agree that they must find this wondrous thing, and off they fly to the stable where a child has been born.

In simple language and dazzling pictures, beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola shares the awe and anticipation of the first Christmas. His cast of brightly colored, curious birds will appeal to young children, making this a perfect introduction to the story of Christmas.

The Birds of Bethlehem
Written and Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

  • Publication Date: October 30, 2012
  • Genres: Children's, Christian, Fiction, Holiday
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
  • ISBN-10: 0399257802
  • ISBN-13: 9780399257803