The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)



The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1) 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.

10 thoughts on “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (The Herdmans #1)

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    Have now read this aloud to my kids two years in a row One year I hope to be able to make it through the end without sobbing.2012 reread It s just not Christmas until you ve cried over this book 2013 reread Managed to hold it together until the very last paragraph My kids think I m nuts for bawling at the end of every Christmas story I read them One day I hope they ll be crying with me 2014 Ugh So much crying at the end Made it through most of it, though.2015 Blubbered my way through th Have now read this aloud to my kids two years in a row One year I hope to be able to make it through the end without sobbing.2012 reread It s just not Christmas until you ve cried over this book 2013 reread Managed to hold it together until the very last paragraph My kids think I m nuts for bawling at the end of every Christmas story I read them One day I ...

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    This was totally a walk down childhood memory lane read for me Once year, when I was like 12, I read this TWICEback to back IN ONE DAY So you can say it s a definite absolutely adored favourite book And even now, when I m an old grey melon of a human, IT IS STILL HILARIOUS And special It s like only 100 pages, so it definitely just gets in and says what it wants to say, no fluffing about But it s a hilarious, and b really thought provoking, and c exceptionally well written Honestly This was totally a walk down childhood memory lane read for me Once year, when I was like 12, I read this TWICEback to back IN ONE DAY So you can say it s a definite absolutely adored favourite book And even now, when I m an old grey melon of a human, IT IS STILL HILARIOUS And special It s like only 100 pages, so it definitely just gets in and says what it wants to say, no fluffing about But it s a hilarious, and b really thought provoking, and c exceptionally well written Honestly, just trust the title It IS The BEST Christmas Pageant Ever.One thing I really took notice of, as an old grey melon instead of a 12 year old readingwas that it s narrated by a Nameless Person The narrator really has ZERO identity All we know is that she s probably about 12 years old and is a girl Other than thatno name, no personality,...

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    A wonderful story from my youth that I will add to my annual reading list and hope to get my son hooked soon The Herdmans are a collection of six hellion children When they hear about free and plentiful refreshments are being offered at Sunday School, they decide to attend one week That happens to be the same week that Christmas Pageant rehearsals are announced Enter the entire Herdman clan, who decide that they want in Soon thereafter, they find themselves with all the staring roles and t A wonderful story from my youth that I will add to my annual reading list and hope to get my son hooked soon The Herdmans are a collection of six hellion children When they hear about free and plentiful refreshments are being offered at Sunday School, they decide to attend one week That happens to be the same week that Christmas Pageant rehearsals are announced Enter the entire Herdman ...

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    Hey Unto you a child is born That s what Christmas is about, but it s so easy for longtime Christians to forget We know the story of Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus, and we ve memorized songs about angels and Wise Men Somewhere along the line, it s easy for it to become rote knowledge, rather than something deep and profound that touches your heart But what would happen if you watched a whole family learn this glorious mystery A family not filled with churchy people in fact, filled wi Hey Unto you a child is born T...

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    I laughed throughout this hilarious story of the Herdmans consisting of Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys My first thought is that I can see why the kids are terrible if their parents named them that This is honestly a short and sweet story about a clan of terrible kids who have their whole neighborhood and community in terror of what they are going to do next I did laugh at one line that said that the Herdmans were the worst kids in the history of the world, t...

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    This is a gem of a story, with a tearjerker ending well, it was for me It s a classic story of a family of children who don t fit in because they are so different, and how they grow to fit in as their classmates begin to know and understand them I love it great to read any time, not just arou...

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    Audio book performed by Elaine StritchThe six Herdman kids are a handful and then some Their father disappeared a few years ago, their mother works a double shift, and the children are pretty much left to their own devices They lie, steal, smoke cigars, hit little kids, cuss their teachers, and even set fire to a tool shed.When they show up at Sunday school because they thought there would be snacks just as the Christmas Pageant is being cast, they quickly take over No one else will volun Audio book performed by Elaine StritchThe six Herdman kids are a handful and then some Their father disappeared a few years ago, their mother works a double shift, and the children are pretty much left to their own devices They lie, steal, smoke cigars, hit little kids, cuss their teachers, and even set fire to a tool shed.When they show up at Sunday school because they thought there would be snacks just as the Christmas Pageant is being cast, they quickly take over No one else w...

  8. says:

    Read this in fifth grade, what a silly wonderful fantastic holiday read.UPDATED 12 21 2011So I re read this The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world pg 1Nothing says Christmas like a bunch of asshole kids taking over the Nativity play Friends, The Herdmans are children I can get behind They are bad kids and OWN IT Totally my type of children As you...

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    This is a short children s book that can be read in less than an hour It was recommended to me by a friend in my ward who says she reads this every year to help her get into the Christmas Spirit It is a funny, playful story about a Christmas Pageant that happens in a community every year This year the pageant was a little different after being taken over by the 6 wild hellions in the Herdman family It i...

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    Second Read November 24, 2017 November 30, 2017I read this with my grade 6 class They voted on the next book and this won They enjoyed it First Read When I was in elementary school I had a teacher read this to my class I remember this being hilario...

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