The Night of His Birth (Hardback)

  • 9781947888128
  • 8.25 x 10.25
  • 32
  • 87.50
  • Hardback
  • 1947888129
  • 9/17/2019
  • In Stock
$ 18.00


Sing out, my soul, the wonder . . .

Mary’s baby has arrived, and she can’t contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn’s tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what’s most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary’s own but a gift that God has shared with everyone.

Poetic text by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson and striking images by Lisa Aisato reveal the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago, when the mother of Jesus was the first to welcome him into a world he would change forever.

The Night of His Birth is a Junior Library Guild Selection.


"A lyrical, moving account of Jesus' birth, from his mother's perspective...Divine." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Katherine Paterson is a poet. Her writing pairs wonderfully with the ethereal illustrations of Lisa Aisato in this excellent reflection of Christ’s birth from the perspective of Mary. Adults and mature children alike will delight in the simple yet deep meditation of the nativity." —The Living Church

"Stunning illustrations and lovely writing." —The Presbyterian Outlook

“A lyrical meditation on Christ’s birth, told by His mother Mary as the newborn sleeps in her arms. . . . the text reads aloud beautifully, and the watery, speckled illustrations convey the humble humanity of mother and Child alike.” —The Horn Book Magazine

"Filled with spirit and joy." —Booklist

"Beautifully illustrated...Mary’s puzzled sense of wonder over the newborn Jesus will resonate with both adults and children." —Christian Century

"The narrative is filled with Mary’s awe and wonder...A lovely addition to a Christmas collection." —Redeemed Reader

“We can't recommend it highly enough!” —Storypath

"A wonderfully inspiring story of the nativity, The Night of His Birth is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, Sunday School, and community library picture book collections for children ages 6-10." —Midwest Book Review

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