This Is the Star by Joyce Dunbar

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This retelling of the Nativity story features carefully crafted verse describing the magical night, complemented by magnificent full-color oil paintings. By the author of Ten Little Mice.
 

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Published January 1, 1996 by Doubleday. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A cumulative rhyme that simply and gracefully tells the Nativity story, with intensely dramatic full-bleed oil paintings to illustrate each element--star, shepherds, angel, stable, Christ child, wise men, and all the rest.

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0-15-200851-9): A cumulative rhyme that simply and gracefully tells the Nativity story, with intensely dramatic full-bleed oil paintings to illustrate each element--star, shepherds, angel, stable, Christ child, wise men, and all the rest.

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Her sophisticated vocabulary and phrasing guard against the singsong rhythm that so frequently governs cumulative verse: ""This is the gold and fragrant myrrh/ And frankincense, the gifts that were/ Placed by the manger warm with hay/ Wherein a newborn baby lay."" A volume to be treasured by the ...

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