A Story of the NativityBook - 1984
Beneath the light of a brilliant star in Bethlehem, a "spirit child" is born to rescue the world from evil. He is Jesus, "savior of the people, " and his story has not been told in these words for over four hundred years.
This Native American nativity story from the Aztec tradition was rediscovered by noted scholar John Bierhorst and it is filled with vivid language and some of the most striking imagery of Caldecott Medalist Barbara Cooney's distinguished career.
-- An American Library Association Notable Children's Book
-- An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
-- A Library of Congress Children's Book of the Year
-- A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book
-- A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year