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All he has to do is roll back the stone, sit on it, and announce, "He is not here! He has risen!" Lest you think that sounds easy, consider that Sebastian is six years old, he hasn't rehearsed this play with the adult actors, his costume is pinned-to-fit, and his wings hang down to his bottom. But Sebastian knows this is the cameo of his life - the Announcing Angel in the Easter Pageant. Sebastian and his friends have already staged their interpretation of the Easter story in their back yard, but this is the real thing. His brother is playing Jesus, it's in front of the whole church, and since Sebastian already knows the story, his mother has volunteered him to replace the sick Announcing Angel. Arriving backstage just before the crucifixion scene, Sebastian is immediately caught up in the realistic drama. Then his mother gives him a little push and says, "Remember, He is not here! He is risen!" How Sebastian carries out his part, and the startling discovery he makes is sure to amuse and delight both children and the adults who read to them.

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ISBN: 9781301346165
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Mom! Sebastian wailed, giving the door a harder push than he needed to.

Sebastian, what’s the matter? Mom peered into the room. Oh, stop right where you are, young man, she said, putting up both hands. Take off those muddy boots!

Sebastian flopped on the floor, pulling off one boot and rubbing his tears with muddy hands.

Wait! his mother said. She stooped to help him take off the other boot. Then she picked him up and carried him to the kitchen. She set him on a high stool by the sink and turned on the water. Sebastian put his hands under the warm stream, while his mother wiped his mud-streaked face.

OK, she said, what’s the problem between you and your brother this time?

Jer’my won’t let me be in his play.

Mom raised her eyebrows. His play?

Jer’my and Zach and M’lissa are making a play. They said six-year-olds aren’t big ‘nuff to be in it. I am too big ‘nuff!

I understand, his mother said, hugging him. It’s no fun to be left out. Where are your friends? Where’s Cameron? Where’s Gabby? And what about Blake?

Blake’s not home, Sebastian said, his bottom lip still quivering. Gabby can’t play and Camer’n’ gone to get some shoes.

"Well it sounds like you did try to find someone to play with. I’ll talk to Jeremy and see if there’s