Publication Date: 1971
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 760L, , Scholastic Guided Reading Level K
Interest Level: Grades 3-5
Major Awards: ALA Notable Children's Book
Number of Pages: 150 pages
Approximate Word Count: 39,040 words
Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
Book Themes: Character Change, Proverty, Appropriate vs. Inappropriate Behavior
Genre: humorous fiction
Setting: Woodrow Wilson School, the church, community
I've got the baby here," Imogene barked at the Wise Men. "Don touch him! I named him Jesus.
Hey! Hey! Unto you a child is born! It's Jesus, and he's in the barn. Go see him! Go on! Go! … SHAZAM!
First Line: The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kis in the history of the world.
Point of View: first person from the prespective of Beth Bradley