Angela and the Baby Jesus (Hardcover)

Author: McCourt, Frank

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The six year old Angela looks at the naked baby Jesus in her local church in Limerick, Ireland, circa 1912, and thinks he looks cold. She wonders why his mother, or one of the shephards, doesn't put a blanket over him. She decides to take him to her bedroom and wrap him in her own blanket. The journey home is a bit difficult and when the disappearance is discovered, the whole parish is very, very upset. But Angela does carry the baby back to church, and all turns out well.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416574705
SKU 204199741
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1416574700
Release Date 11/6/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 7.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Frank McCourt
Frank McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York to Irish immigrants. When he was six, his family returned to Ireland, and he spent the remainder of his childhood in Limerick. McCourt came back to New York at the age of 19, and aside from a stint in the U.S. Army, he has lived in one of the five boroughs ever since. McCourt held a wide variety of jobs as a young man, including longshoreman and a stint feeding the birds in the lobby of the Biltmore Hotel (he was demoted when the birds started dying). He worked his way through New York University and became a high school English teacher in the late 1950s. After several years at McKee Vocational High School in Staten Island, McCourt transferred to Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where he specialized in teaching creative writing. He was much beloved by his students for his skill as a raconteur as well as his teaching. Since retiring in 1987, McCourt has performed in a revue of words and music, entitled "A Couple of Blackguards," which he wrote and starred in with his brother, the actor Malachy McCourt. In 1996, ANGELA'S ASHES, McCourt's memoir of his tough childhood in Limerick, became an international bestseller and garnered several awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for autobiography. He followed that with two more enormously popular memoirs, ?TIS and TEACHER MAN, and earned countless more fans through speaking engagements, where he routinely regaled audiences with further tales of his impoverished youth in Ireland and New York. McCourt died from melanoma in 2009 at the age of 78.
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Annotation Wildly popular author Frank McCourt's lovingly written illustrated Christmas story features Angela, from the bestselling ANGELA'S ASHES. The six-year-old is concerned about how cold the Baby Jesus must be, up on his alter perch in St. Joseph's Church. She wonders if there might be someway she can keep him warm, despite her own problems. With touching illustrations by Loren Long.
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