A Northern Nativity

A Northern Nativity

Christmas Dreams of A Prairie Boy

Book - 1976 (1989 rinting)
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Random House, Inc.
Artist William Kurelek created this uniquely moving book on the theme that Christ came to all people everywhere. What would happen if He came now? A boy imagines that the nativity takes place in northern snows. He dreams that the Christ child is born to Eskimos, to Indians, to Blacks, that the Nativity takes place in a fisherman’s hut, a garage, a cowboy’s barn, that the holy family is given refuge in a city mission, a grain barn, and a country school. A beautiful holiday story for all generations.

Baker & Taylor
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, twelve-year-old William has a series of Christmas dreams in which he glimpses, among other visions, the Holy Family as an Eskimo family

Publisher: Montreal : Tundra Books, 1976 (1989 printing)
ISBN: 9780887760990
Characteristics: 20 p. : col. ill. ; cm


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Dec 28, 2014

Wonderfully written story and has 20 beautiful illustrations to go along with the 20 possible circumstances of Jesus birth. If HE could be born as an Eskimo baby , why not as an Indian baby , a Black baby . If HE could be born in a stable why not in a fisherman's hut , a railway freight car , a shack , in a cowboy's barn , in an abandoned shed. Very enjoyable and thoughtful book to read at Christmas .

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