The Christmas Story: From The King James Bible

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), Oct 15, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke from the King James Bible.

The story of the birth of Christ, celebrated around the world at Christmas, is one of the most beautiful in the New Testament. From Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel to the birth of baby Jesus in a stable, to the visit of the shepherds and the three wise men, the story is rich in imagery and symbolism. Here, in a triumph of glorious art, is that wondrous story excerpted from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew from the King James Bible.

Gennady Spirin has been described in the Boston Globe as an artist who "truly represents the picture book as an object of art." In The Christmas Story, his paintings are luminous and reverent. Drawing on both his classical training at the Stroganov Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow and his Orthodox Christian faith, Mr. Spirin has created a work of art to be passed from generation to generation.

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This is a great book that teaches you about Jesus Christ. This book has great pictures and these pictures make you feel like you are in the bible. The bible is a great book to read and this book ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Gennady Spirin was born on Christmas Day in 1948 in a small city near Moscow. He has illustrated many books, and his work has been recognized with many international awards. Mr. Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons.

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