A young boy gets his wish after the other shepherds leave him behind in this golden, heartwarming holiday tale from a leading author and illustrator.
"I bring you news of great joy. For tonight, in Bethlehem, a child has been born, a savior who is Christ the Lord." When the shepherds are invited to follow the star to visit the child, one young boy is told to stay and mind the flock. But the Angel Gabriel returns for him, taking the boy on a magical, memorable flight to be the first to witness the Christmas miracle. With a gently wry narration by Michael Morpurgo and expressive illustrations by the extraordinary Quentin Blake, this inviting, uplifting story is destined to become a holiday tradition.
Michael Morpurgo, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has written more than ninety books for children, including retellings SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT and BEOWULF. He lives in Devon, England.
Quentin Blake has illustrated some 250 books, including the celebrated MICHAEL ROSEN'S SAD BOOK, which received a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Honor, and numerous titles by Roald Dahl. He lives in London.
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