Friday, November 8, 2013

The First Christmas Night - 2013 Gift Guide *Giveaway*

The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher

About The Book:
The First Christmas Night is a beautiful retelling of the birth of Jesus on that joyous night in Bethlehem so long ago. The poem begins with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem and winds though Christ’s birth, the angels’ appearance to the shepherds, and the visit by the Wise Men. The simple, yet elegant, verses will appeal to little ones and are accompanied by the rich acrylic illustrations of Laura Jacques. ’Twas the very first Christmas when all through the town not a creature was stirring - there was not a sound. The moon shining bright in the heavens so high gave the look of midday to the Bethlehem sky. The animals were nestled in warm, cozy places with looks of contentment on each of their faces.

My Thoughts:
I adore this book. It is the classic lyrical Twas The Night Before Christmas we all know so well, but changed a bit to make it more telling of the religious story of the baby Jesus!

About The Author:
Keith Christopher is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator, and he has served as editor and producer for several major music publishers. In addition to writing and studio producing, Keith was formerly on the faculty at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.

About The Illustrator:
Laura Jacques has been professionally illustrating for more than twenty-five years. In 2008, she was chosen to participate in the Rocky Mountain National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program. Her work will be used by the park's Next Generation Program and Fund, whose mission is to interest children in becoming stewards for their communities and our national parks.


  1. I follow via gfc name is meegan whitford

  2. Darlene Jones-NelsonNovember 8, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I follow via Twitter

  3. I follow you on email linkd, gfc, g+, network blogs, fb, twitter and pinterest

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

    Lisa Reitano

  4. I am an email subscriber and I follow via GFC: allibrary.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  5. I follow your blog via GFC - Colleen Maurina

  6. Following via GFC, G+, FB, Pinterest!!! Thanks for the chance, beautiful book!

  7. Follow you via email, facebook, twitter.

  8. I follow via GFC as CraftyZoo. :D


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I LOVE comments! :)


SproutWorld has a new "Spread the Love" plantable pencil. SproutWorld pencils can be given a second chance at life once you’re do...