This Is the Stable

This Is the Stable

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A gorgeous, poetic new version of the Nativity story

Wondrous things are happening in this humble little stable. The animals are gathering round. Shepherds and wise men and angels are coming from afar. All of them are flocking to see the Christ child, born this night in Bethlehem.

Illustrated by artist Delana Bettoli in the gorgeous tropical hues of the region and told in lyrical verses perfect for reading aloud, Cynthia Cotten's This Is a Stable is a retelling of the Nativity that will be treasured for many a Christmas to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312384210
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 608,778
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Cynthia Cotten has written several books for young readers, including Abbie in Stitches, At the Edge of the Woods and Snow Ponies. She grew up in Lockport, New York, a small town on the Erie Canal. She didn't always know she wanted to be a writer—she dreamed of being a teacher, a marine biologist, a U.N. interpreter and a jockey—but she always loved reading. "My idea of the perfect summer vacation," she says, "was to go to the library once a week, check out as many books as I could fit into my bike basket, and spend the rest of the week sitting someplace cool, reading." Cotten lives in Montclair, Virginia.

Delana Bettoli studied art in Boston University and Los Angeles. She lives at the foot of Oregon's Cascade Range.

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This Is the Stable 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
adge73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This has a bit of a "House that Jack Built" thing going on without adding EVERYTHING on to the list, which makes for a decent read-aloud that doesn¿t get grating. The illustrations are nice, too, straightforward and effective.
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RedWingsRock More than 1 year ago
My son and I love this book. The wording is beautiful, rythmic and peaceful. The pictures are just gorgeous. I found the hard cover a few years back and fell in love with it on the spot. This is a wonderful way to share the story of Christ's birth.