A Song in Bethlehem (Hardcover)

By Marni McGee, Jason Cockcroft (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375834479, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 11, 2007



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, and poetry. Her books include "While Angels Watch," illustrated by TimMacNaughton, "Winston the Book Wolf," illustrated by Ian Beck and "Forest Child," illustrated by A. Scott Bonfill. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.Jason Cockcroft is an award-winning illustrator of many books, including "Jason and the Golden Fleece "by James Riordan, "Billywise "by Judith Nicolls, "Snow Ponies "by Cynthia Cotten, and "Room for a Little One "by Martin Waddell. He lives in England.