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Silent Night: Old Favorite. New Book!

Silent Night is a classic Christmas song, the book tells the story just for the little ones with beautiful drawings, simplicity and joy!

Silent Night: An Old Favorite In a New Book!

You know the song, it’s sung every year at Christmas time and learned so very early in Sunday school! Silent Night has been put into a simple hardback book for children to enjoy year after year!

The simplicity of the book is perfect for little one’s who still haven’t quite developed a long attention span and even great for the older little one’s! The word’s of the song combined with the images really bring the story to life in a whole new light!

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Silent Night

Silent Night: An Old Favorite in a New Book!

One of my favorite things about the illustrations of this book is that Jesus, Mary, Joseph and many of the others depicted are not Caucasian. We know from His heritage, location and such that Jesus would not have been blonde headed with blue eyes, as so often He is depicted. Can you imagine the sunburns He would have had!?!

The people are depicted in various shades of brown and the angels in various racial colors. It’s awesome that the artist didn’t stick to one ethnicity for all pictured! We are a mixed family here. From the moment we found out we were pregnant, the search was on for books that would have characters with skin tones from both sides of her family. This one would have been perfect!

About the Book: From the Publisher

Silent Night: An Old Favorite in a New Book!Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world’s best-loved carol. Rediscover the Nativity Story in all its glory – from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels – as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. The world’s diversity is reflected in a cast of characters with a range of skin tones. 

About the Author:

Lara Hawthorne

Lara Hawthorne is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. After graduating from Falmouth University in 2013 where she studied illustration, she has had work shortlisted for the Lowry Children’s Book Award and has written and illustrated Herberto, a picture book published in Portugal, Brazil, Slovenia, France and South Korea. Her other books include The King of Christmas, Carol Ann Duffy’s 2016 Christmas poem, published by Picador, and The Night Flower, published by Big Picture Press.  Through Betty & Dupree, her prints are distributed to shops throughout the UK and internationally.

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This Book Is Part of Our:2018 Holiday Gift Guide!


Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I am now learning to navigate life as a single woman. Turns out, it's not all about husband and children. Who knew? So, I'm on a journey of self discovery. I have 5 children, 3 of which are married, 5 2 are in Heaven (my beautiful baby Acadia Reign and my Diva Princess Tara Elizabeth), and 7 grandchildren! Plus, a ton of fabulous nieces and nephews! My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. Or at least it was, now I'm learning who I really am, beneath all of the busy family life. It's an adventure to be sure. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

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