Book Reviews of A Midnight Clear

A Midnight Clear
A Midnight Clear
Author: Katherine Paterson
ISBN-13: 9780451197375
ISBN-10: 0451197372
Publication Date: 11/1/1998
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
A collection of short Christmas stories. All very enjoyable, but I don't think this book has all the stories as the original hardcover does.
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This is an AMAZING book! Its great to read to 9-13 year olds during Christmas (Christmas makes it extra special!)
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Excellent!
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Each Christmas Eve when John Paterson was a pastor, he read an original story to his congregation - a story that illuminated the true meaning of the Holiday season, written by his wife, two-time Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson. Now you, too, can share them. Whether depicting a child coping with disappointment, friendship between young and old, or a couple awaiting the birth of their baby, these stories present a vision of hope and peace harking back to that first christmas over two thousand years ago. Here is the perfect holiday gift for friends, families, and church congregations - to read aloud and share throughout the Christmas season and beyond.
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This is an abridged Scholastic edition and does not have all the stories as the original hardcover.
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wonderful christmas's stories.
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very good christmas story
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This book reveals the magic of Christmas in different stories. Merit Badges is a charming tale about a poor boy who befriends a rich woman and touches her heart. He is supposed to befriend a poor lonely woman and he's certain that the woman living in this rambling big house is perfect. Poor Little Innocent Lamb is about a child who is deposited upon a relative who resents her presence. The handyman recognizes that the child needs love and attention. He gives the child a lamb whose mother could only nurse one of her twins. They story develops from that point. Exultate Jubilate takes an unusual twist featuring a man who resembles the Grinch who encounters a bedraggled young man selling greens. The Handmaid of the Lord is about a minister's daughter who wants to play Mary in the Christmas pageant. It appears that she will get the part when the girl selected falls and breaks both arms. I love reading groups of short stories such as these, perhaps because the tale is so concise.
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Really lovely book of short stories set during the Christmas season. This was meant as a middle grade book but I as an adult enjoyed it a lot.
Stories include:
Merit Badges
Poor Little Innocent Lamb (was my fav)
Star Lady
Exultate Jubilate
The Handmaid of the Lord
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Paperback special version of book with four Christmas stories: "No room in the Inn;" "Merit Badges;" "The handmaiden of the Lord;" and "A Midnight Clear."