Author(s): Robert Sabuda
Hope and joy radiate from the pages of Robert Sabuda's new pop-up book celebrating the Nativity.
Long ago in the town of Bethlehem, on a bright and starry night, a baby was born, a child who was called the son of God. Announced by an angel, born in a humble manger, laid in a bed of straw, visited by shepherds and wise men--the age-old, awe-inspiring story of the birth of Jesus is lovingly brought to life by master pop-up artist Robert Sabuda in six gorgeously imagined scenes, culminating in a 3-D manger sheltering humans and beasts, guarded by an angel above. Glinting with touches of gold and pearlescent foil, The Christmas Story is a visual feast, a holiday treasure to be shared with the whole family.
The renowned paper engineer offers a retelling of the Nativity story...Each scene is accompanied by a paragraph of well-written summary that's carefully integrated into the backgrounds, making the text a natural partner to the exquisite art. This memorable interpretation will appeal to collectors of pop-up books and Christmas stories and to Christian families who would like a special version of the Nativity story to share on Christmas Eve. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) As in 2011 s Chanukah Lights, the elaborate pop-ups that Sabuda crafts in this striking pop-up retelling of the Nativity story are constructed almost entirely from plain white paper, save for a few gold accents...the resulting structures have a stark power. Publishers Weekly Sabuda is no stranger to holiday pop-up books...The paper engineering is, as always, impressive. Horn Book"
Robert Sabuda is internationally acclaimed for his stunning pop-up books, including "America the Beautiful "and "The 12 Days of Christmas. "He is also the illustrator of "Chanukah Lights" by Michael J. Rosen. Robert Sabuda lives in New York City.