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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. Funny, memorable, and outrageous, it is the story of a family of incorrigible children who discover the Christmas story for the first time and help everyone else rediscover its true meaning.

Hardcover, 96 pages
Published on June 9, 1995 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060250437
ISBN-13: 9780060250430
14 Book Reviews
  • tytubytexujomy
    tytubytexujomyabout 5 years
    because i love this book
    • Babygirl22about 5 years
      Yes in the school we are reading this book but we just finished it and we love it a lot
      • niaya1
        niaya1about 5 years
        I like this book because it reminds me of one Christmas when i was little. One year when i was about 6-7 years old i was in the 2nd grade and it was time to get out for Christmas. I was in my class and the day before my teacher said that we were going to have a party. Well, the next day she didn't come to school and she was in the doctor's office because her daughter was sick. She came back the next day and we couldn't have our party. Everybody in my class were mad because we couldn't have a party. She said that we couldn't have the party because it was too late and she didn't have the stuff to have the party with. That is what this story reminds me of. I was so mad that day and i couldn't believe that we couldn't have that party. Everybody in that class was mad at that teacher that day. She made it up to us because when we came back from that break she gave us our party.
        • cutecat6
          cutecat6about 5 years44 stars
          My classmates and I are reading this book. When we first looked at it, we didn't like it that much. But when we started reading chapter 1, it was AMAZING! My teacher said she read this book, like, a million times! And she said this was published before she was born, we were shocked! Oh, and there these kids, the Herdmans, were the worst kids in HISTORY 😲! They hit little kids, SMOKE when there only 5 and 8, lie, steal, talk dirty, curse(known as "cuss")at their teachers, set a fire at an old toolhouse, and everything they did was really bad 😬! And I do agree with bug6(even though I'm on chapter 2), they do learn about God. Which makes me very, very, very happy!
          • missykittyover 6 years
            i still reading but the kids are so bad i wonder how old they cuase if they smoking at age 5-8 no i would not like them as kids
            • tatiannacreager
              tatiannacreagerabout 7 years55 stars
              best book ever
              • bug6
                bug6over 7 years55 stars
                This book was sooo funny! There was some really great parts I like how the herdmans learn about God and all the funny things they do.
                • happyface7
                  happyface7over 8 years
                  My teacher read this book in 4th grade. I loved it. it was so funny.
                  • dragonzatch
                    dragonzatchabout 9 years55 stars
                    This is a classic book; I actually didn't mind reading a book for school for once, or taking quizzes on it. I like it a lot.
                    • doggy 101about 10 years
                      my teacher read it to me in 4th grade and watched the movie it is awsome.....