A Night of Great Joy
: Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful padded cover board 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...
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Mary Engelbreit presents A Night of Great Joy, a delightful padded cover board 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 on a donkey, to the three wise men presenting their gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus lying in a manger. This holiday treasure leads children through the birth of Jesus, guiding them with the star of Bethlehem, the magi riding from Jerusalem on camels, and a chorus of angels.
Mary Engelbreit, New York Times bestselling illustrator of the blockbuster Christmas classic The Night Before Christmas, brings readers a new holiday board book that's sure to become a family favorite with a cover that sparkles with glitter and foil.
Mary Engelbreit had her first success as an illustrator of greeting cards in the late 1970s. She formed her own greeting card company in early 1980s after becoming impatient with the process of working in the greeting card industry as an independent contractor. Engelbreit's style depicts simple scenes in intricate detail, with amusing quotes to distinguish them. Successful in greeting cards, her business soon expanded to include Engelbreit's popular art on tee shirts, mugs, calendars and gift books, to name a few. Engelbreit has also published many books illustrating crafts such as quilting and decorating. In 1993 she illustrated The Snow Queen by Hans Christen Andersen, fulfilling a lifelong dream of being an illustrator of children's books. Mary Engelbreit was born in 1952 in St. Louis, where she lives today.