Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Midnight Visitors by Juliet David & Illustrated by Jo Parry

ISBN: 9781781282335
$14.99 - Hardback
About the book: Miriam was glad to be warm and cozy. There were so many people in the town but it was nice and peaceful inside her cowshed. Little did she know that she would soon be joined by Midnight Visitors . . . and not just any old visitors!

Snuggle up and enjoy the warm, soft feel the art and narrative bring to this delightful Christmas picture book with a difference.

My thoughts: This is a sweet book with soft, lovely pictures that tell the story of Miriam, a cow. Miriam is settling down for the night in her cozy barn when first a family of rabbits and then a fox seek shelter for the night inside Miriam's barn. Then more visitors are ushered in - Mary and Joseph.

The Christ child is born and "Miriam moves from her warmed spot in the hay to make room for them."  Miriam hears beautiful music (no angels are seen).. Then three shepherds visit.

So Miriam's barn sees Midnight Visitors.

This is definitely a story to categorize as folklore and definitely a diversion from the Biblical record of the Birth of Christ the Savior. Juliet David and Jo Parry have teamed up to create a sweet story. Many will enjoy it. Purists will not.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Kregel Publication to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes I enjoy these folklore-y Christmas stories, depending on how they are presented. I'd enjoy at least flipping through this one. I'd love it if you would come and share this at my blog hop round up of Christmas books for kids at Desperate Homeschoolers any time this month!

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!


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