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Sarah’s Two Nativities by Janine M Fraser & Helene Magisson

December 16, 2019 Comments off

two nativitiesSarah’s Two Nativities by Janine M Fraser & Helene Magisson. Pub. Black Dog, Imprint Walker Books, 2019.

For those of you who are into the religious side of Christmas, this is the book for you. The story of Mary and the birth of Jesus is in both the Bible and the Koran. They are different yet comparable.

Sarah has two sets of grandparents – Ali and Azar who are Muslim and Maria and Paul who are Christian. Both grandmothers tell Sarah the story of Mary and the birth of Jesus.

Sarah questions “I like these stories. They are the same in some ways but different in others. So, how can they both be true?”

Does it really matter? Sensitively done and helps bring two opposing religions together and help cultural understanding.

The illustrations are superb and bring a calming effect reflecting both Christian and Muslim lifestyles

My Christmas picture book of the year.