cover image On That Christmas Night

On That Christmas Night

Mary Joslin, , illus. by Helen Cann. . Good Books, $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-56148-494-2

Joslin (The Goodbye Boat ) is off to Bethlehem as well in a moretraditional, rather labored retelling of the Nativity story, with mention of the political stirrings of the day. Cann's (Baboushka ) watercolors, sparked by bits of collage and folk-art borders, bring an ancient setting into focus. The paintings often have a sunny golden glow befitting the angels and stars in the story. Ages 4-8. (Nov.)