A Song in Bethlehem

By Marni McGee; Jason Cockcroft (Illustrator)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375834479, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2007

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Description

ONE CHILL EVENING IN BETHLEHEM, young Naomi hears of an amazing sight: at the inn's stable, there are three men rich as kings, with rubies round their necks and gold on their fingers. Eager, Naomi rushes to catch a glimpse. But by the time she arrives, the men are gone.Yet Naomi discovers a different treasure: a baby boy, with parents kind and wise. And when she receives the gift of a flute from the baby and his family, her life is transformed forever and her world is full of music. It is a night full of wonders. It is the first Christmas.A Song in Bethlehem is a lyrical and stunning tale of the strength of love and compassion, filled with all the magic of Christmas.




About the Author
Marni McGee is the author of award-winning picture books, easy readers, poetry, and historical fiction. Summer visits to her grandparents' home inspired "The Noisy Farm". She remembers all the sounds of the farm and the loving way that her grandfather cared for his animals. Marni lives in Santa Barbara, California, and is the mother of two grown children.

Jason Cockcroft is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell, Billywise by Judith Nicholls, and Jason and the Golden Fleece by James Riordan. He lives in Whitby, England, with his wife, Lisa, and their two cats. This is his first novel.
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