Sunday, November 24, 2013

The First Christmas Night ~ Book Review & Giveaway

It's time to cuddle on the couch in your jammies and read about the beautiful story of the birth of Christ!  I grew up hearing "The Night Before Christmas", starring Santa.  Now, your child can hear the true story of Christmas, set to the same rhythm and rhyme.

The First Christmas Night by Keith Christopher, brings us this timeless story of that joyous time in Bethlehem.  Keith's background as composer, arranger, orchestrator, and educator rings through in this story.  The words flow like a melody and it brought a grin to my face as I imagined that time so long ago.

The rich, acrylic illustrations are by Christine Kornachi.  You will find Christine's work in The Sparkle Box, as well.  I was so impressed by the details and use of light!  I thought the characters were more mid-western looking than middle-eastern looking, but that was not a breaking factor for me in loving this book.

You can get this treasured 32 page, hard covered book for only $16.99 at the Ideals Books website by clicking HERE.

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One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own book, The First Christmas Night.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Saturday, December 7, 2013.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter. Due to international sweepstakes laws, this giveaway is for US entries only.  This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter... 

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