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The Christ Child, first published in 1931, sold several hundred thousand copies while in print. The Petershams’ luminous and memorable illustrations compliment brief text taken from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The book opens with the prophecy of Christ’s coming, his birth to the Virgin Mary and the shepherd's who first heard the news. It continues with Simeon in the temple with the baby, tells of the three Wise Men’s journey and concludes with the Holy Family’s flight into Egypt. The Petersham’s traveled all the way to Palestine to create the art for this book. In an effort to make it more authentic, they wandered about Nazareth and Bethlehem and sat in fields with shepherds who still live as shepherds did two thousand years ago.

The book is 64 pages (about twice the size of most of today's picture books) with 24 color and 21 black and white illustrations. The art has a sweet and authentic feel that has been the center of thousands of families' telling of Christ birth.

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