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As amazing as it seems, one of the world's best-loved Christmas carols may have been written because of ravenous mice! Right before Christmas, 1818, in a small town of Oberndorf, Austria, the mice were so hungry they chewed a hole in the church organ's leather bellows. To provide his parishioners with music on the holiest of nights, the priest jotted down the words for a Christmas song, and he asked the church organist to write a melody for two solo voices and a guitar. That evening 'Stille Nacht,' known as 'The Song from Heaven' was born. [This book] presents the story of the carol, accompanied by beautiful and intricate gold scherenschnitte (cut paper art) illustrations. It will be easy to substitute any other picture book with the lyrics to "Silent Night" as the text. Read one week in unit 1. PB