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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank McCourt Narrator: Frank McCourt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9780743571388
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The six year old Angela looks at the naked baby Jesus in her local church in Limerick, Ireland, circa 1912, and thinks he looks cold. She wonders why his mother, or one of the shepherds, doesn't put a blanket over him. She decides to take him to her bedroom and wrap him in her own blanket. The journey home is a bit difficult and when the disappearance is discovered, the whole parish is very, very upset. But Angela does carry the baby back to church, and all turns out well. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Filled with the character and incident that have made Pulitzer Prize recipient Frank McCourt internationally renowned and beloved, Angela and the Baby Jesus is a timeless story of family—and all of its joy, tradition, love, and incongruity—and a book for the generations to cherish.” 

    Amazon.com review

  • “[A] sure crowd-pleaser by the celebrated McCourt.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Sweetly sentimental...McCourt’s strong narrative voice and Irish cadences and expressions add flavor to his well-written story.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/2/2011

    " A wonderful gem of a book to keep around for Christmas. Short, sweet and accompanied with beautiful illustrations. Funny and touching it's a story to keep for youself, read to the kids and share with friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyzi (littlemissya) | 12/18/2010

    " It was a really cute book, the illustrations were very good and polished. Great for kids these Christmas!

    PS: Now I'm kinda curious about the book Angela's Ashes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/3/2010

    " I know it wasn't supposed to be really funny, but I have to admit; some of the illustrations told a bit more of the story than we see in the dialogue. That's why children's stories are so awesome. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teri | 10/10/2010

    " I read the edition illstrated by loreen long and it was not great. Not enough illustrations. Maybe this version would be better but it wasn't available at my library. Also lot's of "Mother o' God" which I don't appreciate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 3/2/2010

    " Really quick - easy and nice to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 1/26/2010

    " Story about THE Angela of Angela's Ashes.
    I wish Frank McCourt had penned more children's books before he died, this one is a treasure, and has brought the word "whingeing" into our verbage. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 1/14/2010

    " beautiful story for kids and adults
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/3/2010

    " relatable for all ages. Adorable story of the innocence and perspective of childhood and the Baby Jesus. This story shares the true spirit of Christmas and sibling love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 12/21/2009

    " Adorable book!! Cute and touching with a message for us all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzie | 10/31/2009

    " This book is the perfect gift. It's very short and to the point with a beautiful message. It is a true experience from the author's family history which just adds to the effect of the book. The story is so sweet and the last page always makes me teary. "

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About the Author
Author Frank McCourtFrank McCourt (1930–2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in Limerick, Ireland, and returned to America in 1949. For thirty years he taught in New York City high schools. His first book, Angela's Ashes, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Award. In 2006, he won the prestigious Ellis Island Family Heritage Award for Exemplary Service in the Field of the Arts and the United Federation of Teachers John Dewey Award for Excellence in Education.