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"When my mother, Angela, was six years old, she felt sorry for the Baby Jesus in the Christmas crib...."

Six-year-old Angela looks at the naked baby Jesus in her local church in Limerick, Ireland, circa 1912, and thinks he looks cold. She wonders why his mother, or one of the shepherds, doesn't put a blanket over him. She decides to take him to her bedroom and wrap him in her own blanket. The journey home is a bit difficult and when the disappearance is discovered, the whole parish is very, very upset. But Angela does carry the baby back to church, and all turns out well.

©Frank McCourt; (P)Simon and Schuster Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[A] sure crowd-pleaser by the celebrated McCourt, inspired by a childhood experience of the mother made famous in Angela's Ashes." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Kathy
  • Teaneck, NJ, USA
  • 05-07-08

LOVE!

This book has that certain something about rank McCourt that I always love. I have listened to this selection over and over again.

Sometimes I just need a little Frank in my day. When there's no time for Angela's Ashes or my other fav 'Tis - I give Angela and the Baby Jesus and it always makes me smile.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful