Not sure how this got such raving reviews. Winters have been especially miserable after German occupation because fuel and electricity are now scarce in Denmark. This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. I bought this book to read with my toddler before Christmas. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story is a beautiful story. Isaac had a tumor in one eye that he had removed, and now he has to have his other eye taken out as well. Beautifully illustrated and told from the perspective of the animals and all creation, Song of the Stars: This sweet board book is great for Christmas-themed story times and as an addition for your little one’s library that will be treasured for many years. ‎The life stories of the stars above, as told through the beauty, grace, and power of contemporary dance! Very beautiful story and illustrations. Please try again. Really a sweet telling of the birth of Christ. Song of the Stars is a lovely little board book, just the perfect size for the small hands of toddlers and preschoolers. 9780310722915. eBay Product ID (ePID) This is a phenomenal story ... about the nativity ... told in simple words so children can understand it, but also in an exciting way that made it enjoyable for me. You'll find more @, Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Winter Reads. All of nature anticipates the arrival of their King, in this gorgeously illustrated story that shows snails and whales, lambs and lions and wild stallions, all watching the heavens for the signs of Christ's birth. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story is a beautiful story. Board book – Illustrated, October 6, 2015, Zonderkidz; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2015), Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2019, We love, love, love this book in our family! It's time!". Would recommend it for children from 3-6. First sentence: The world was about to change forever. Returning this book. The words are a beautiful way to share the original Christmas story with children, without simply quoting Luke 2 or getting sappy. Welcome back. Even the grass and trees join in on the excitement. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. They joke about how when Kirsti was younger, she would stay warm by sleeping in Mama and Papas bedand then sometimes, she would wet it. Product Identifiers. I especially appreciated the board book format, because 2 yr. olds aren't usually very careful about turning pages. Song of the Stars is a beautiful, well-written book that describes the birth of Christ. It is a wonderful book to read aloud. The prose is perfectly suited for this anticipatory story. I have yet to read a book by Sally Lloyd Jones that deserves less than a 5 star rating. He's there to support their mutual friend, Isaac. We all adore the beautiful illustrations of the creation and creatures as they listen to God and the angels declare that "It's time!". I can hardly wait to read it to my grandsons. Illustrations were marvellous and story beautifully told. Product Information. In that way, this can be an enjoyable part of a family's Advent season. Seventeen-year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster reluctantly attends a cancer patients' support group at her mothers behest. You can almost feel the coolness of the water, the softness of the wind and practically dance to the way the descriptive and oh so lovely narrative sings. Beautiful Christmas story. This story went really well with the advent calendars the kids made in class this year, which we got from a church member's blog: This is a really beautiful book. Song of the Stars Summary Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. and I just had to have this book in my library, and the libraries of my grandchildren. 32 pages. Jesus Came for Me: The True Story of Christmas. Keira, age 5, is captivated by all of the animals. Read this book first at the bookstore but did not purchase it, much to my regret. It has such gorgeous illustrations! Fish! Be the first to ask a question about Song of the Stars. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Her novels have been translated into thirteen languages and published in more than twenty countries. This portrayal of the birth of Jesus is just beautiful. It’s time!” The anticipation builds until at last Jesus arrives and creation celebrates the Light of the World and the Prince of Peace. In one of the meetings she catches the eye of a teenage boy, and through the course of the meeting she learns the boys name is Augustus Waters. Scripturally accurate and yet creatively presented, she brings a breath of fresh air not only into nurseries, but entire households. Despite this hardship, Annemarie, Mama, and Kirsti still find things to laugh about. Another delightful offering from Sally Lloyd-Jones! It is beautiful and so are the pictures painted by Alison Jay. It is illustrated by Alison Jay with beautiful, gentle paintings using soft colours. Absolutely gorgeous illustrations, and beautiful to read aloud. They’ve been waiting with eager longing for the coming of God’s long promised son, and when at last he arrives, the whole earth holds its breath: their Creator, Jesus, Emmanuel has come to … Moose." Sally was raised in Africa, at a boarding school in England, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and now lives in NYC. "It's time! The woodland creatures stirred, the mighty lion roared, the great white whales sang, “It’s time!” A beautifully written and illustrated Christmas book that … I gave this to my 2 yr. old granddaughter for Christmas and she immediately let me read it to her. It’s a beautiful book about the world preparing for the birth of Jesus, complete with beautiful paintings of landscapes and animals by illustrator Alison Jay. ISBN-10. Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2019. This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. A really great read for Christmas Eve. And how excited the animals were for "he who made them" to come to the earth. Paperback – May 1, 2000. by Vusumazulu Credo Mutwa (Author), Credo Mutwa (Author), Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa (Author), Stephen Larsen PH D (Editor), Chief Luisah Teish (Foreword) & 2 more. News rang out across the open fields. It conveyed the feeling that this was truly a momentous occasion in the history of the world. This is one of the best nativity stories I've read so far this year. She is also the author of Song of the River, Cry of the Wind, and Call Down the Stars, which comprise the Storyteller Trilogy, also set in prehistoric North America. ISBN-13. Grades. Each page shows and tells about different aspects of our world – the wind, the trees, the animals, the stars – as they whisper to each other, “It’s time! She has such a gift for sharing scripture with children in a poetic and artistic form. Song of the Stars, written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, enhances Advent traditions and adds depth to Christmas Eve readings of the Christmas story. The Johansens and the Rosens often suffer through freezing nights with no heat source. Books and Authors Top Teaching Blog Teacher's Tool Kit Student Activities The Teacher Store Book Clubs Book Fairs Scholastic Education Classroom Magazines ... Song of the Stars A Christmas Story. I also love the fact that this story is told from the perspective of the natural world preparing for the birth of the Savior. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Zondervan. Song of the Stars features performances by Seven Dance Company under the artistic direction of Cassia Cramer, woven together with a narration by astrophysicist Paul Sutter. Thanks for stopping by my Goodreads Page. Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. Zonderkidz. Song of the Stars is a lovely little board book, just the perfect size for the small hands of toddlers and preschoolers. She has lots of Christmas books, but this one is definitely her favorite! This needs to be on your Christmas bookshelf. Unable to add item to List. All different kinds of animals appear in this story from lions, to fish in the sea, to bugs in a meadow. Her work has been critically acclaimed by both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Simple enough for young kids, with pretty illustrations and lots of different creatures celebrating the arrival of the baby King. This board book edition of Song of the Stars, written by New York Times bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. Families will treasure this fresh perspective on the nativity for years to come. The gentle and soft illustrations will be loved by young and old. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. August 6th 2011 Well, that is exactly what Sally Lloyd-Jones has done with her book Song of the Stars. We first read Sally Lloyd Jones’ Song of the Stars when we were recently hanging out with some friends and their child, who is about to experience his first ever Christmas. I love Christmas picture books and this one is a winner! She has been engaged in the lovely pictures and points to each animal on each page ("Fox! I love the words within and I am sure this will become a seasonal favorite. Please try again. It ends with Baby Jesus, but I think for little ones who can't understand all the politics of the human Christmas story, the idea that even the animals were excited can help make the connection. The whole world anticipates the birth of the Savior, as animals in the forest, the sea, the rivers and plains talk about his arrival and go to worship him in the manger. My kids LOVE Song of the Stars. I am buying several copies. 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