The Strangers at the Manger

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 144 pages
$ 8.99
In this exciting new installment in the popular Chime Traveler series for elementary students, Patrick and Katie Brady are introduced to an immigrant family who recently arrived at St. Anne’s Parish. A tinkling bell transports the twins to first-century Bethlehem, where they meet the Holy Family—and come to understand what it is like to be a “stranger at the manger.” This unique retelling of the Christmas story will help children grow in faith and compassion. Illustrations by Jenn Bower. 

Book 5 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.

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Based on 3 reviews

The Strangers at the Manger

The Stranger at the Manger

Excellent book! I love how the author creates the story into a great life lesson!

Fantastic for Children!

Katie and Patrick are off an another “chime traveling” adventure, but this time, they get to travel together!  Can you imagine being at Christ's birth yourself?  Now you and your children can imagine being there together!

My favorite aspect of The Strangers at the Manger was how it relates the story of welcoming Christ to the welcoming of refugees seeking safe accommodations in our world today.  This is a message for the whole Church and a great lesson to share with our children.  Author Lisa M. Hendey sets this lesson up beautifully in this book.

These books are wonderful for reading a chapter per day in a school, Catechism class, or at bedtime with your children.  They make a great, inexpensive gift for your Godchildren, your grandchildren, your nieces and nephews, kids birthday parties, family friends, and really for any children in your life.

Share the Faith, share some fun, and share some Chime Travelers adventures with your family.  The Strangers at the Manger is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Franciscan Media.   Find links to each of these purchase locations here at the fun Chime Travelers Kids website.

My daughter was so excited to see the cover of this book on here…  “Hey!  We have that book!  That picture is like a little family!  It’s like our family!”

Yes, when we welcome strangers in the way Katie and Patrick do, it does make us like a little family.

Lisa Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. In the Chime Travelers series for elementary school readers, Hendey reaches a new generation of young Catholics with her charming stories about the Brady twins, who travel through time to encounter some of the most beloved spiritual giants of all time. A gifted Catholic evangelist, Hendey travel nationally and internationally to share her love for Jesus with everyone she meets. Her articles appear in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. 

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B53100

ISBN:  9781632531001

Publication Date:  2016


Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 190.5 mm X
(Approx. 5.5 in X 7.5 in X )

Pages:  144

List Price:  $ 8.99