The First Christmas

The First Christmas

With Text From the King James Bible

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
In the days of Herod the King, the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph. Thus begins the Nativity story, illustrated in Jan Pienkowski's The First Christmas with black silhouettes and decorative silver ink against brilliant jewel-like colors. The text is selected from the King James version of the Bible (The Gospels of Luke and Matthew), and the scenes depicted by Pienkowski span various settings, time periods, and moods, making this an imaginative and nuanced interpretation.

Originally published in 1984, this is a stunning work of art, a reverent telling of the Nativity story, and a Christmas classic to treasure.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of Christmas verses from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew is illustrated in dark silhouettes with richly colored backgrounds.

& Taylor

A gift edition of a sumptuously illustrated interpretation of the Nativity story by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning author of Eggs For Tea combines silhouette imagery with vibrant colors and silver foil accents on scenes depicting various time periods.
Silhouettes against colorful backgrounds accompany verses from the Gospels in retelling the story of the first Christmas.

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books 2011
ISBN: 9780375871511
Branch Call Number: J 225 FIR
Characteristics: 24 p.


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