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The Christmas Story Hardcover – August 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (August 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307989135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307989130
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

JANE WERNER WATSON was one of the original editors of Little Golden Books. She also wrote dozens of Golden Books, ranging in subject matter from Mickey Mouse to dinosaurs. Her My Little Golden Book About God, published in 1956 and also illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, remains one of Golden Books' most popular titles.

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Great book to read for Christmas to young children.
Vickie
The pictures are nice and the story is told in a way that is easy for a little one to understand.
hkingsley203
This is the REAL Christmas story about the REAL Christ -- the REAL meaning of Christmas.
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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By R. Simon on August 30, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I teach Kindergarten at a Catholic school. This is the perfect book to tell about the birth of Jesus. It has beautiful illustations and the words engage the listener. You will love it!
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By elviswoman on December 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
When I was a little girl, my mom bought The Christmas Story book that was in circulation in the 70's. I remember closely looking at the pictures, loving the beautiful colors. The copy I had showed Mary on the cover.

I bought this book for my two year old and was thrilled to see that even though the cover illustration had changed, the story AND the illustrations on the inside were exactly what I remembered from my own copy years ago.

My daughter really loves this book, and I enjoy reading it to her. Would highly recommend.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 21, 2011
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We bought The Christmas Story as a gift for our son. We wanted to use the book to share the birth of Jesus around the holidays. It is very child friendly, and the artwork was wonderful. It will become a tradition for us to read this every year during the Christmas season.

If you are buying this book to give to beginner readers, it uses vocabulary such as jostling, weary, kinsmen, wicked, and departed. Easy words for adults, but more difficult for children to decode and comprehend the story. I also felt as if some of the sentence structures were a bit awkward. Overall, it is a great way to introduce the true Christmas story to your family.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Becca on January 31, 2013
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This is a good book for teaching the Christian/Catholic meaning of Christmas but the book is over 50 years old so the wording is dated. It might be a little harder to read if English is not your first language, but not impossible. It could be very beneficial to your children to read a book like this because it opens up their reading vocabulary. Many kids books today are lacking good writing and different writing styles, making reading the classics later on in life much harder. Give your kids a head start and buy books from all periods of time in American literature like this one!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rose on October 20, 2010
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This was a gift for my infant granddaughter. Her mom read the story to her often. According to her mom, she 'enjoyed' the story, and was quiet when it was read to her. Amazing! Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Olivia Stabler VINE VOICE on August 14, 2014
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I wanted to find a book that I could read to my daughter and the second grade class I teach at a Lutheran school that would cover the real Christmas story in a way that was understandable for kids and conveyed the message clearly. This book covers who Mary and Joseph were, how the angel came to Mary before Jesus' conception, how they traveled and finally found a place to rest in the hay, and how the three wise men came to see Him. It covers all the basic parts of the Christmas story and the kids enjoyed reading it.

The book itself is very well made as all Little Golden books are and though the illustrations are colorful and detailed, they look very old and could use a more modern update. But this book does an excellent job of retelling the real meaning of Christmas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cilla on January 18, 2009
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the book arrived on time and is a good story. bought it for my 2-year-old and will replace it with a higher quality copy when she is older. no complaints, though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I would imagine most of us remember this book from our childhood. It has been a big seller for many years. The story told in childhood verse is as beautiful as ever.

This book was published in 1952, the classic Little Golden Book tells the Christmas story. It is illustrated by artist Eloise Wilkin. The illustrations are colorful and vivid, and bring out the glorious pictures of 'The Christmas Story'. It is a simple but poetic reading and invites children to hear the story of Jesus' birth in a stable in Bethlehem.

Rereading this story book every year will bring back memories to everyone. It can become a timeless tradition, and one your children and grandchildren will appreciate.

Highly Recommended. prisrob 12-15-13
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