There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve

There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve There was no snow on Christmas Eve Instead a desert zephyr blew And palm fronds sang a rustling tune To welcome the awaited birth There was no snow no fireplace no need for woolen caps and gloves o

  • Title: There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve
  • Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan Dennis Nolan
  • ISBN: 9780786854929
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • There was no snow on Christmas Eve Instead, a desert zephyr blew And palm fronds sang a rustling tune To welcome the awaited birth There was no snow, no fireplace, no need for woolen caps and gloves on that very first Christmas Instead there was a humble stable, and weary travelers with light robes and sandals on a desert night This luminous picture book manages to takThere was no snow on Christmas Eve Instead, a desert zephyr blew And palm fronds sang a rustling tune To welcome the awaited birth There was no snow, no fireplace, no need for woolen caps and gloves on that very first Christmas Instead there was a humble stable, and weary travelers with light robes and sandals on a desert night This luminous picture book manages to take the familiar story of the Nativity and make it fresh and immediate, reminding young children of the miracle of Christmas and the true nature of the spirit of the season, no matter what the weather.

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    1. I really liked this book by Pam Munoz Ryan because she corrected a lot of peoples common misconceptions about what the birth of Jesus was actually like. Although many people don't believe it was true, her story can be shared with those who do. I liked that she started each page off in a similar manner and how she compared the misconceptions to what actually happened on Christmas Eve. This book might be considered controversial because of the topic of religion so I'm not sure if I would be able t [...]

    2. I really enjoyed reading this simple and sweet book. It talks about how different Christmas Eve was where Jesus was born. This is a great book to talk about geography and why the weather would have been so different.

    3. Many children think of Christmas and think of Santa, presents, snow, etc. This book really changes a perspective on what Christmas really is and what actually happened on Christmas.

    4. Readers are reminded that the very first Christmas Eve was spent in the desert air instead of the wintery nip associated with Santa and his elves. The first Christmas Eve was a warm and balmy serene night. Instead of woolen hats and gloves, sandals and robes were worn to protect Mary and Joseph from the heat of the season. There was sand and palm trees instead of snow and pine trees on that first Christmas Eve. And the only gift was the gift of the babe born that night.

    5. The book is a simple story, written in a poetic style, of the harsh physical conditions surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. Some young readers may find the first few pages confusing when the pictures show a family playing in the snow, but the words repeat, “There was no snow on Christmas Eve.” The illustrations are traditional.

    6. A very simple book exploring how we usually associate Christmas with winter weather but the first Christmas was actually in the hot town of Bethlehem. Beautiful illustrations but very complicated words for young readers!

    7. This is a beautifully written story about what happened on the first Christmas. The illustrations are also amazing. However, you may want to try something simpler when first introducing your child to the Christmas story as I think this book goes a bit over my five year old's head.

    8. The illustrations were very nice in this book. It tells how there was no snow in the area where Jesus was born. There are six pages of pictures of snow, and then there are pictures of the what the area of Christ's birth was like. This is one book I will read at our Nativity Event.

    9. Fiction; Juvenile/Christmas4 starsThis gets higher marks for the illustrations than the story itself. It is good, but could have been a bit better in the presentation. It was a little choppy, in my opinion.

    10. In this book there was no snow on Christmas Eve or on Christmas morning. And on Christmas Day baby Jesus was born. Wise women and men came to see baby Jesus. I liked this book because it was Christmas book. -by Felicity

    11. really enjoyed the illustrations one of the few books where a newborn baby actually looks like one. like it matters in a kids' bookuthful, simple story about the original Christmas

    12. Simple text explains that there was no snow in Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth. I wanted to love this but neither the text nor the illustrations were my favorites.

    13. Christmas story seems somewhat incomplete. However, illustrations are gentle and realistic, Mary looks like a very young and pregnant girl, much like I imagine her.

    14. Very basic explanation of what it was really like on Christmas eve. It would be good to use with young children.

    15. The text is beautiful but simple so little ones can understand it. The illustrations are very Beautiful as well. The illustrations alone are worth reading this book.

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