Three Wise Women

Mary Hoffman, Author, Phyllis Fogelman, Editor, Lynne Russell, Illustrator Dial Books $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-2466-2
A touch of girl power imbues Hoffman's (Amazing Grace) magical tale of three women from vastly different lands and cultures who find themselves united by the glorious event of Jesus' birth. Each compelled to follow the intense light of a special star, the three wise women reach Bethlehem not bearing extravagant material gifts like those of their male counterparts, but gifts from the heart: freshly baked bread, a story, a kiss--gifts that will inspire Jesus throughout his life. The forceful and rich oil pastels provide a reverent yet mystical setting. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/04/1999
Release date: 10/01/1999
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