Home by Another Way by Barbara Brown Taylor and illustrated by Melanie Cataldo ~ Review

My Review:

This is the story of the wise men and their journey, following the star and putting their faith in something the didn't fully understand.

I like how this book looks at the wisemen, and imagines what kind of lives they were leaving behind to follow the star, as well as the comfort they were giving up. I liked how the book draws out that they left with more than they came with, even though everyone knows that they were the ones who brought gifts.

This is a beautifully illustrated book, with bright colors, and artwork that captures the eye. The storytelling felt off kilter at times, leaning more towards telling rather than showing, with an odd modern reference to Pine-Sol. There were fictional licenses taken, but I don't think that they detracted from the main point of the story. A lovely book, that shows a different side of the Christmas story, with plenty of thoughts to linger on after the final page is closed.

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