Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The - Book

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Reading Level: Grades 4-6 

Lexile Level: 930

Setting: Small Town

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Faith

Page Count: 128

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In a small town swept up by tradition and routine, the Herdmans are anything but conventional. In fact, everyone agreed that the Herdman kids were the worst. So when the Herdman's show up to Sunday School and decide they want to participate in the Christmas pageant, chaos ensues. Unfamiliar with the nativity story, the Herdmans somehow manage to land all the main parts, bringing their own unique perspective to the age-old tale. What will happen when children who have never even heard the story of Christmas interpret it for their new church? The results leave the town baffled, amused, and ultimately moved by the transformative power of the birth of Jesus.
Through laughter, mishaps, and unexpected moments of tenderness, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" beautifully captures the essence of the season – a time of love, understanding, and the magic of unexpected connections.

Book Awards:
ALA Notable Children's Book   •   Georgia Children's Book Award   •   Library of Congress Children's Books   •   Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award   •   Young Hoosier Book Award

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