First, the tradition they have in Spain where the kids put out hay for the camels, because they believe the three kings will pass by on their way to Bethlehem. They still do this today, and parent's give the children gifts if they've been good and put out the hay.
Second, the story of three princes, all vying for the throne in Spain, where the King has just died, the heir, the Prince has just died, and the Queen now has to appoint the next King. Which of the three will be the next King? You have to read the play to find out.
Then the third story is the story of the actual Three Kings, the one that you well know.
So, if you're looking for something to read together as a family Christmas Day, or if you have a book club that wants to read something in parts, or if you are part of a Local Chesterton Society and need something special for your Christmas gathering, this is definitely a good possibility. You can download a portion and see what it's like on your Kindle. And check out the beautiful cover my daughter designed for me!
Click on The Three Kings: A Play for Christmas to take you to amazon. Proceeds helps to support the American Chesterton Society--thank you!
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