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Monday 28 October 2019

Review: Sarah's Two Nativities

Sarah's Two Nativities tells the story of a young child who is fortunate to spend time with both sets of her grandparents.

Her father's parents are Ali and Azar, and her mother's parents are Maria and Paul. Sarah enjoys visiting them.

With Grandmother Azar, Sarah helps make kofte and listens to stories from the Koran. With Grandmother Maria, she helps make cupcakes and listens to stories from the Bible.

From her grandparents, Sarah hears the story of the nativity, the birth of the baby Jesus, from two different perspectives. Their similarities are comforting, but the differences can be confusing.

When Sarah asks questions and considers the answers she receives, she is reminded that both are about 'the mystery of God' and realises that her family, living together and peacefully, is of great importance.

A book created by Janine Fraser and Helene Magisson, Sarah's Two Nativities shares an important message in a simple way, one that young children will understand.

A perfect story for families everywhere to read at anytime, but especially at Christmas.

Title: Sarah's Two Nativities
Author: Janine M Fraser
Illustrator: Helene Magisson
Publisher: Black Dog Books, $26.99
Publication Date: September 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925381795
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture book