The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Author:Barbara Robinson, Judith Gwyn Brown (Illustrator) The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. — None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale --... more » the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.« less
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of my favorite books from my childhood! I always enjoyed reading it every year at Christmas time. A great story about the Herdmans and how they made the annual Christmas Pageant the best ever. :)
The book is outragious, lively, funny and wonderful. The Christmas story takes on a srangely moving depth of meaning and shines through with a new brilliance.
It had me laughing so hard I could hardly read. Don't miss this hilarious and touching book. --THe Boston Globe
The 25th Anniversary of "One of the best Christmas books ever."-Publishers Weekly
"Wiry-tough, tender-hearted, unsentimental, and consistently funny."-The London Sunday Times
A multiple award winning book.
A Harper Trophy Book