Mary's baby has arrived, and she can't contain her joy! As Joseph sleeps, she examines her newborn's tiny mouth, his wild hair, his little hands. Yet what's most wondrous is that this child is not just Mary's own, but a gift that God has shared with everyone.
Poetic text by Newbery Medalist Katherine Paterson reveals the intimacy of that unforgettable night long ago when the mother of Jesus was the first to welcome him into a world he would change forever.
The Night of His Birth is a Junior Library Guild Selection.