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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Robinson, Barbara (Book - 1988 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever


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The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.
Authors: Robinson, Barbara
Title: The best Christmas pageant ever
Publisher: New York :, HarperTrophy,, 1988, c1972.
Edition: 1st Harper Trophy ed.
Characteristics: 80 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Notes: A short version of this book appeared in McCall's Magazine under the title "The Christmas Pageant."
Summary: The six mean Herdman kids lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls) and then become involved in the community Christmas pageant.
Local Note: 15 53 63 73 112 118 122 123 149 167 172 173 175 198 231 244
Additional Contributors: Brown, Judith Gwyn
ISBN: 9780064402750
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"This picture book introduces the infamous Herdman clan, "the worst kids in the history of the world," to children not yet old enough to sit through a reading of the beloved 1972 novel, which was also adapted into a made-for-TV movie in 1983. For adults who may not know the story, we'll recap: the notorious Herdman siblings, after suddenly showing up for Sunday school near Christmas one year, take over all of the leading roles in the church's annual Christmas pageant - and the results are simultaneously disastrous, hysterically funny, and heartwarming." Picture Books December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=584229

Report This Dec 23, 2012
  • LDuke2012 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Although I don't really practice Christianity anymore...I still love this book. My family had it when I was a kid and I would read it even during the summer because it is just such a fun read. Short and sassy. The Herdmans rock! Shazam! This is a great book to read to children who don't know the birth of Christ story as well as Christian children because the pagent is explained. I gave it 3 stars because I don't like the illustrations, but that is personal preference. If a child can read chapter books, go for the unabridged version of this book. It is only 90 pages long.

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  • LDuke2012 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although I don't really practice Christianity anymore...I still love this book. My family had it when I was a kid and I would read it even during the summer because it is just such a fun read. Short and sassy. The Herdmans rock! Shazam!

Report This Dec 29, 2011
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'd forgotten just how funny and touching this was until I read it again tonight. A great read-out-loud book for elementary school children or even young-at-heart adults too!

Report This Dec 19, 2009
  • Stepher rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

THOSE HERAD MENS R SO FUNNY

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