Aaron's Secret Message

Marcus Pfister, Author, Marcus Pfister, Illustrator, Marianne Martens, Translator , trans. by Marianne Martens. North-South $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7358-2020-3

A child's eye–view and tender storytelling tone distinguish this Nativity entry by the creator of The Rainbow Fish . Young Aaron isn't sure what to make of his dream about a bright star and his family's small stable in Bethlehem. But the significance will dawn on readers when the boy encounters a couple named Mary and Joseph in desperate need of shelter. An aura of kindness and grace imbues the text as well as the strikingly detailed watercolors rendered in a richly hued, dappled palette. Ages 4-up. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 09/26/2005
Release date: 10/01/2005
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