Angela and the Baby Jesus (Paperback)

Author: McCourt, Frank

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Product Overview

The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir "Angela's Ashes" returns with a captivating Christmas story about his mother as a child, and her attempt to rescue the baby Jesus from the cold church Nativity scene at her church. This beautifully illustrated picture book features lush artwork by award-winning artist Ral Coln. Full color.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416937890
SKU 204513038
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1416937897
Release Date 11/6/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 11.25H x 9.25L x 0.75T
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.
"Memorable picture-book texts often emerge when two stories entwine. In ANGELA the story of Pat winds around the story of the liberation of the baby Jesus, giving it strength and universality."
From the Publisher
Editors Note An inspirational tale complemented by illustrations by an award-winning artist traces the story of six-year-old Angela, who worries for the uncovered baby Jesus on the altar of St. Joseph's Church during the cold and damp month of December in Limerick. 300,000 first printing.
Annotation Wildly popular author Frank McCourt's first children's book 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. With earthy illustrations by Raul Colon.
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