One of our favorite holiday books and one our family reads together during this week every year is Will Moses’ Silent Night. Will Moses is a great-grandson of renowned primitive painter Grandma Moses, grandson of folk artist Forrest King Moses and a celebrated American artist in his own right. In addition to his paintings, which can be found in such notable collections as the Smithsonian Institution and the White House, Moses has written and illustrated several books for children. Silent Night is set in a small Vermont village on Christmas Eve as a baby is about to be born. This beautiful story is the perfect reminder of a simpler, less complicated life that we often crave, especially during this season.
Silent Night by Will Moses (Philomel Books, 1997)