The Timeless Story of Christmas

Book - 2016 | First US edition.
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This timely gift book offers a moving new perspective on the nativity story-evoking the struggle of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus as refugees traveling in a strange land, seeking the protection and kindness of strangers.
Everyone may already know the story of how Jesus was humbly born in a manger, but Refuge is a lyrical depiction of what came next: the new family's travels through the desert, fleeing Herod's soldiers in order to find a safe place to welcome their son into the world. A poetic and refreshing look at the classic Christmas story that's never been more relevant, Refuge asks readers to consider the modern day implications of being forced to flee your home country.

$1 from the sales of each print book sold in the United States until October 2017 will go to the UN refugee agency, USA for UNHCR.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First US edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9780316361729
Branch Call Number: JP Booth
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Usher, Sam - Illustrator


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Dec 27, 2016

When I read this to my 4yo, we talked about the kindness of others. Plus, this book offers an alternative to the traditional, more religion-based version of the Christmas story. And, all proceeds go to causes for refugees. I will check this out again next holiday season.

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