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Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The

by Barbara Robinson  |  Grades: 3-6  |  Ages: 8-12  |  Lexile Level: 930 

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About The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or "the worst kids in the history of the world." The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker's toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that's just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It's obvious that they're up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

This year's pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that's exactly what makes it so special.

Reviews

"Outrageous, lively, funny, and wonderful. The Christmas Story shines through with a new brilliance."--Denver Post

"This charming story delivers a fresh perspective on the nativity and is a beautiful reminder that God loves everyone."--Brightly

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