Tuesday, December 21, 2010

book talk tuesday

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER by Barbara Robinson

IndieBound Description
: 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 -- 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.

My Thoughts: This is a funny book that you can't help but be a bit touched by at the end--the perfect book to read while holiday traveling!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Love it! One of my all-time favorites. Wonderfully funny and touching.

yamster said...

Oh! I'd forgotten all about this one. Thanks for the reminder... wow, the cover sure looks different!

Grace Lin said...

Yes, I love this book! Hmm, I don't remember what the original cover looked like...