Everything you need to understand or teach The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson, is the story of the rough and rowdy Herdman kids who turn a small town church and its annual Christmas pageant upside down when they muscle their way into the leading roles. The pageant has become commonplace and boring, but the Herdman kids are new to church and view the Christmas story with fresh eyes. The whole town fills the pews expecting a disastrous production. Instead, everyone rediscovers the deeper meaning of Christmas as the Herdmans turn a timeworn tradition into an unconventional and heartwarming rendition.