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The Animals Speak

A Christmas Eve Legend

Marion Dane Bauer, Brittany Baugus (Illustrator)


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Long ago and even today, the story is told of how all the animals in the world, at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, speak. With their newfound power of speech, the animals rejoice at the birth of Jesus, born humbly in a manger and surrounded by animals. Singing in treetops, braying in stables, barking in yards--the animals all rejoice and proclaim, The Child is come.

With rich illustrations and lyrical text, Newbery Honor Award-winner Marion Dane Bauer delights readers of all ages with this fresh telling of a classic Christmas legend.

Beaming Books, 9781506466439, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2021