Throwback Thursday

Thursday, December 17, 2009



Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!


This week's throwback is: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson



From School Library Journal via Amazon:
This beloved classic by Barbara Robinson (HarpCollins, 1972) about six very unruly children who teach a whole church about the true meaning of the birth of Christ is brought to life by the narrator, C. J. Critt. By using only her voice, she gives each character its own personality. With slight voice inflections and gentle changes in the pacing of the narration, she gives listeners a real understanding of the story. While the pacing of the narration is at times a little fast during the body of the text, the pauses at commas, periods and between paragraphs are longer than normally heard in general conversation. While this doesn't distract from the pleasure of just listening to the story, it will cause some problems if used as a read-a-long with older students. Due to the subject matter, public school libraries will find its uses limited. Since the book and the TV movie are so popular, public libraries will find a built in audience.

I hardly even remember the details about this book but I remember it was funny and great! This was the cover on the one I had, but I don't know what ever happened to it!

7 comments:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

A classic!!

sumanam said...

A true classic...
It's been along time I did a throwbck...so, here it is:http://sumanam.wordpress.com/

April said...

I love The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. My fifth grade teacher read it out loud to us just before Christmas, and I can remember many many belly laughs.

Thanks for the nostalgia :-D

Laughing Stars said...

That was such a sweet story!

hcmurdoch said...

I haven't read this one! Shame on me. Thank you again for my Secret Santa gift! It's wonderful!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours. !!!
Thanks for being such an awesome follower and blogger. I look forward to reading more from you in the new year!

Take care,
Michelle

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I'd like to start this weekly event on my blog in 2010. Thanks , Jenny. It's a good idea 'cause I read hundreds of books before starting blogging and I'd like to talk about them too. This is the right occasion and a nice way to link to your blog. I've already taken the logo and ... can't wait to start. Happy New Year's Eve and an even happier beginning of 2010!

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