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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson - Bogormen
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson
Title: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Author: Barbara Robinson
Genre: YA
Rating: 4.5/5
# pages: 76
Date read: December, 2009

The horrible Herdmans are the meanest kids around. They lie, steal, cuss, and smoke cigars---even the girls. The last place anyone expected to see them is in church. So when the Herdmans storm Sunday school and take over the annual Christmas pageant, everyone braces for the worst. But no one is prepared for what really happens when the rottenest kids in the world take over the greatest story ever told. It's a pageant full of surprises for everyone--including the Herdmans themselves.

A quick read (took me all of 30 minutes) and just utterly adorable. I hadn't read it in years until somebody reminded me of it, and had forgotten how much I like it. Reading how the children transformed the story of Christmas to something they could relate to and understand was a vivid reminder of what Christmas is actually about. Seeing the children discover this brought tears to my eyes.

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