A Shepherd's Gift by Mary Calhoun

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When Matthew set out to find his lost sheep on that quiet evening in Bethlehem, he could not have known that the search would lead him to something so special. In what seems to be an ordinary stable, he finds a gentle couple with a newborn baby named Jesus. There, among the dozing animals, Matthew discovers where true gifts come from.

In lyrical prose and glowing illustrations, Mary Calhoun and Raul Colon give children a feeling for what it might have been like to be in the stable at that miraculous time.

 

About Mary Calhoun

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Mary Calhoun's first children's book, "Making the Mississippi Shout, " was published in 1957. Since then, she has become the award-winning author of more than fifty children's books, including "A Shepherd's Gift, Flood, Cross-Country Cat, Hot-Air Henry, "and other books about Henry. She and her husband live in Clark, Colorado. Ra?l Col?n has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books including the "New York Times" bestselling "Angela and the Baby Jesus" by Frank McCourt and Susanna Reich's "Jos?! Born to Dance, " which received a starred review in "Booklist." Mr. Col?n lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family. Ra?l Col?n ha ilustrado varios libros aclamados por la cr?tica, incluyendo "Jos?! Born to Dance" por Susanna Reich, al cual "Booklist" dio una rese?a estrellada. De ni?o, Col?n vivi? en Puerto Rico y ahora vive con su familia en New City, New York.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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PreS-Gr 2-The quiet text of this lovely story is complemented by radiant and tranquil illustrations.

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Young shepherd Matthew worries when one of his sheep goes astray, leaving her baby behind.

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