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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Caedmon Audio Cassette
Publication date November 1, 1991
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781559944977
ISBN-10 1559944978
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.00
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The horrible Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to take on the major roles in the Sunday school Christmas pageant. Read by Elaine Stritch. Book available.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

The don't miss, laugh-out-loud Christmas favorite!

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale—the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating--has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.

As a reviewer commented: "In the end, this is not just a funny book, but a powerful story of redemption. Through most of the book, I can't stop laughing, but by the end I am always reading through tears, even after having read it eleven times." Anita Silvey, in her guidebook Children's Books and Their Creators, agreed: "The book is great fun and continues to be enjoyed by readers each holiday season."



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060250430
 
from Harpercollins Childrens Books (September 1, 1988)
9780064402781 | details & prices | List price $31.60
With Judith Gwyn Brown (other contributor) | from Harpercollins Childrens Books (November 1, 1972)
9780060250430 | details & prices | 80 pages | 5.75 × 8.30 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.55 lbs | List price $16.99
About: The Herdman children who enjoy terrorizing their classmates volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant
Paperback
Book cover for 9780064402750 Book cover for 9780573617454
 
from Samuel French Inc Plays (August 30, 2009); titled "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: A Samuel French Acting Edition"
9780573617454 | details & prices | 53 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.16 lbs | List price $8.95
This edition also contains The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
About: Comedy / All Groups / 4m, 6f, plus 8 boys and 9 girls In this hilarious Christmas tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids - probably the most inventively awful kids in history.
With Judith Gwyn Brown (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Harpercollins Childrens Books (September 1, 1988)
9780064402750 | details & prices | 80 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.19 lbs | List price $5.99
About: The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant.
from Harpercollins Childrens Books (September 1, 1988)
9780064470445 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.10 lbs | List price $5.99
from Tyndale House Pub (September 1, 1982)
9780842301374 | details & prices | List price $3.95
Miscellaneous
Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (April 1, 2008)
9781605141978 | details & prices | List price $29.99
This edition also contains The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
About: Called one of America's favorite Christmas stories, and now a classic television movie, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever has been a favorite of young readers the world over since 1972.
CD/Spoken Word
With Elaine Stritch (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Harperfestival (October 30, 2006)
9780061215223 | details & prices | 5.20 × 7.40 × 0.60 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.25 lbs | List price $17.95
About: The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780788717925 Book cover for 9781559944977
 
Unabridged edition from Recorded Books (May 1, 1998)
9780788717925 | details & prices | List price $18.00
About: Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson!
The price comparison is for this edition
from Caedmon Audio Cassette (November 1, 1991); titled "Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
9781559944977 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.20 lbs | List price $12.00
About: The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant.
Library
Book cover for 9780060250447
 
With Judith Gwyn Brown (other contributor) | from Harpercollins (November 1, 1972)
9780060250447 | details & prices | 80 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.89
About: The Herdman children who enjoy terrorizing their classmates volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606039635
 
from Demco Media (September 1, 1988)
9780606039635 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.70
This edition also contains The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
About: The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613825269 Book cover for 9780881039986
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
9780881039986 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The Herdman children, who enjoy terrorizing their classmates, volunteer to play the main characters in the Sunday school Christmas pageant
from Turtleback Books (September 1, 1988); titled "Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
9780613825269 | details & prices | 0.11 × 0.18 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.26 lbs | List price $16.00
This edition also contains The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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