Mary's Little Donkey
This is a unique version of the traditional nativity story, told from the child-friendly perspective of the little donkey, who grows in confidence and pride as Mary and Joseph place their trust in him. The story ends with the wonder of the birth of Jesus, and the little donkey's promise to keep looking after his new family.
Adapted for younger children from Gunhild Sehlin's classic chapter book, this Christmas story is sumptuously illustrated by Helene Muller, with marvellous details of the Holy Land.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 284 x 230 x 10.16mm | 451g
- 15 Sep 2016
- Floris Books
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
--Youth Services Book Review
'When Joseph buys a scruffy, lazy, little donkey for Mary he does not realise how useful and helpful it will become. Told from the perspective of the donkey, this story gently carries the reader along to the stable in Bethlehem. Although a picture book, the text is full and detailed, which, together with the wonderfully precise clean illustrations, bring interest and appeal to this beautifully refreshing version of the traditional story of the first Christmas.'
'Widely translated since its original 1962 publication, this Swedish "spin-off" Bible story has now been abridged and beautifully illustrated in a realistic style, rich with detail... Uplifting, child-friendly holiday fare with a religious bent.'
-- School Library Journal
'Soft-focus illustrations in muted colors provide interesting details of the journey, with particularly appealing animal characters.[ ] A readable, pleasant story for patient listeners.'
'Adapted for younger children from Gunhild Sehlin's classic chapter book, and sumptuously illustrated by Helene Muller, with marvelous details of the Holy Land, 'Mary's Little Donkey' is especially recommended for children ages 4 to 7 and is certain to become an enduringly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library Christmas picture book collections.'
--Midwest Book Review
'Muller's richly detailed illustrations emphasize Mary's humility and serenity'.
' This is a story of the Nativity for younger Children. It is translated from the Swedish and then it has been abridged. The illustrations are sympathetic to the tale and evoke the feel of the occasion. A lovely version to read to young children.'
--Margaret's Reading Shelf
About Gunhild Sehlin