Hartman raises the curtain on an inventive and heartwarming adaptation of the Nativity story. As the family gathers at Granny Mae's for Christmas dinner, they learn that they will be starring in a homemade holiday pageant, complete with lines and costumes. Despite some initial reluctance, children and grown-ups alike soon find that Granny Mae's enthusiasm and respect for her faith are contagious and happily reenact Jesus's miraculous arrival. An endnote explains how families can put on their own Christmas plays. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.