SILVER WEB, THE
by Alida Aghabian
On learning of a prophecy that the infant Jesus will grow up to become a "king," Herod orders to kill all newborns in Bethlehem. Hearing of Herod's orders, Mary and Joseph spirit the infant Christ out of his birthplace. On their way to Egypt, they take refuge in a cave, where a spider, fascinated by Christ's innocent, weaves a great, protective web. When Herod's soldiers arrive on the scene and notice the massive web at the entrance, they decide to continue on their way, assuming that nobody could be hiding inside the cave. Thus the good spider helps save Jesus' life. The book includes a compact disc of traditional Armenian Christmas carols, as well as the works of the tenth-century Armenian poet, philosopher and musician Krikor Naregats. This book include a CD.