The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972. Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyoone else rediscover its true meaning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129.54 x 187.96 x 10.16mm | 68.04g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0064402754
  • 9780064402750
  • 19,162

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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.
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Review Text

"One of the best Christmas books ever." Publishers Weekly
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Review quote

"Wiry-tough, tender-hearted, unsentimental, and consistently funny."--The London Sunday Times
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About Barbara Robinson

Barbara Robinson has written several popular books for children, including My Brother Louis Measures Worms, The Best School Year Ever, The Best Halloween Ever, and the enormously popular bestselling novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, first published in 1972, which was made into a classic TV movie and on which this book was based. The play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced annually in theaters, schools, and churches all over the world. Ms. Robinson has two daughters and three grandchildren.
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Rating details

38,225 ratings
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4 30% (11,651)
3 16% (6,160)
2 4% (1,491)
1 2% (729)
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