Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful picture book that celebrates the joyful season of Christmas. This book tells the story of the nativity through the performance of a children’s Christmas pageant. With adorable illustrations and simple storytelling, Engelbreit paints a wonderful picture of the night that Jesus was born.
A Night of Great Joy recalls that fateful night with wonder and awe. From the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem to the gathering of many before the baby Jesus, this holiday treasure leads children through the tale of the birth of Jesus, guiding them with the star of Bethlehem.
Mary Engelbreit, New York Times bestselling illustrator of the blockbuster Christmas classic The Night Before Christmas, brings readers a new holiday picture book that’s sure to become a family favorite.
|About the Contributor(s)||Mary Engelbreit
Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Mary’s dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.
|Publish Date||Oct 4, 2016|
- Review by Penny
“A Night of Great Joy” is a children’s Christian picture book, written and illustrated by Mary Engelbreit.
In this precious book, we find the story of Jesus’ birth, from Luke 2, written for a child to enjoy. I love the beautiful pictures that use little children, from many ethnicities, for its characters.
I believe this book is written so that an early reader can enjoy it. I would definitely recommend this for young readers, for those who read to them.
(Posted on 9/17/2016)