Cricket at the Manger
Publication Date: September 2005
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A brilliant light shines in the night sky. The streets of the town are filled with people. And a cricket, sleeping in a stable, burrows under the straw. A donkey enters carrying a woman. "It's time," she says to her husband. "No sleep tonight " says the cricket. But, later, when the cricket sees an infant in the manger, his thoughts of sleep are banished, for the cricket knows that this night is meant for rejoicing. Here is the story of the Nativity as told through the voice of one of the smallest creatures in the stable. Edith Hope Fine's poetic text and Winslow Pels's glorious illustrations combine to make this a special book for a special time of year.
About the AuthorEDITH HOPE FINE is a former teacher who now writes full time. She is the author of several books for young readers, some of which were written in partnership with Judith Pinkerton
Josephson. Fine lives in Encinitas, California.
Winslow has illustrated a number of books for children, including Spectacles, Stone Soup, Camelot, and Ali and the Magic Stew. She lives in Pennsylvania.