The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
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The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.

 

About Barbara Robinson

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Barbara Robinson has written several popular books for children, including My Brother Louis Measures Worms, The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and the enormously popular bestselling novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, first published in 1972, which was made into a classic TV movie and on which this book was based. The play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced annually in theaters, schools, and churches all over the world. Ms. Robinson has two daughters and three grandchildren.
 
Published January 1, 1972 by Trumpet Club. 108 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The beloved novel about the ultimate church Christmas pageant is abridged for a younger audience or shorter holiday storytimes, with charming watercolor illustrations that bring the crowd of Herdmans to life.

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Still regretting that you missed the recent sold out production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever downtown at Mill Mountain Theatre?

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A classic Christmas tale is THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, first published in 1972 by Barbara Robinson.

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Now through December 18, The Acting Company will be performing the Best Christmas Pageant Ever in Yuba City, about 2 1/2 hours northeast of San Francisco.

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Common Sense Media

Also, because the story centers on a popular Christian childhood event, some of the meaning and irony may be lost on readers unfamiliar with Christmas pageants, but everyone can appreciate the universal humor and underlying meaning.

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LA Times

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An ample helping of holiday warmth infuses "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."

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Charleston City Paper

When the naysayers proclaim this to be the worse Christmas pageant ever, Grace becomes determined to make it the best Christmas pageant ever.

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