A Rare Nativity (32 pages) by Sam Besson
We have all heard the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, and we have all seen the traditional Christmas crèche. Now, author Sam Beeson and photographers Nina and Terral Cochran combine these two classic Christmas icons to create A Rare Nativity.
Upon reading the first lines of the book, it is clear the narrator holds a bitter grudge as he sends his enemy crude and discarded gifts: On the first night of Christmas I gave my enemy a briar from a tanglewood tree. On the second night of Christmas I gave my enemy two rotten eggs.
Night after night the gifts pile up shards of glass, rusty nails, gnarled twigs, and more. What the narrator s enemy decides to do with each of these odious gifts is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. The photographic creation of the rare nativity at the end of the book is both a work of art and a wonder to behold.
About the Author
Sam Beeson gives himself annual writing assignments. In 2005, he wrote a poem a day. In 2007, he wrote about his wife every day. In 2015, each day he wrote a handwritten letter to someone new. Sam teaches high school English and loves reading the journals of his ancestors.
My review: A Rare Nativity by Sam Besson
This is a good book, a real short creative story. It uses the Twelve days of Christmas song. I want to find it hard to believe that someone was so mean spirited to send the first twelve gifts each day.
They send gifts like broken egg shells, shards of glass. Each night they send trash to this guy.
But what he in returns does with each gift is creative, beautiful and full of love. He truely has the Christmas spirit. To not only turn the other cheek and forgive but to give back a treasure.
This will be a story you will want to read with your family each Christmas.
I liked the beautiful pictures of the book. I would love to have this book in my library.
I was given a ebook to read for free and in return I agreed to give A Rare Nativity a honest review and be part of it's blog tour.
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