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In quiet fields,
Where stars shone bright,
Five shepherds watched
Their flocks one night…

Find out what happens in this charming Christmas legend when five young shepherds meet Mary, Joseph, and the Infant Jesus on the most holy of nights. All bring gifts, except the youngest, who has nothing to offer. But in those empty hands, the poorest shepherd receives the greatest gift of all.

This heartwarming story will help children and adults alike see that our poverty is precious to Jesus and that the emptier we are, the more we can be filled by his love.


About the Author

Maura Roan McKeegan is the award-winning author of a number of Catholic children’s books, including Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah and Jesus; St. Conrad and the Wildfire; and Where is Jesus Hidden? She also writes articles for various magazines. As a former classroom reading teacher, she has a passion for picture books. “I love the way picture books reach across generations to bring the joy and simplicity of childhood to readers of all ages, from the very young to the very old,” she says. Reading aloud with children is her favorite hobby.

About the Illustrator

Gina Capaldi has been illustrating children’s books for trade and educational publishing houses, and for toy manufacturers, for over twenty-five years.  Her historical fiction and nonfiction works have received numerous awards. Gina’s new foray into Catholic publishing marks her path of dedication and love of Christ and her faith. When not illustrating, Gina teaches history and art to children at a Southern California Catholic STEM academy.

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