Mary's Little Donkey by Gunhild Sehlin
  

Mary's Little Donkey

Written by Gunhild Sehlin
Illustrated by Helene Muller

Synopsis

Mary's Little Donkey by Gunhild Sehlin

A long time ago in the Holy Land lived a scruffy little donkey who hated hard work. And then he met gentle, kind Mary, and his world changed forever. When Mary and Joseph have to travel the long journey to Bethlehem, who can they rely on to get them there safely? 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.

Reviews

'This new edition has beautiful new illustrations that are full of details that bring the story to life. [...] This is a nice addition to religious holiday books.'

--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.

--Carousel '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.

'Soft-focus illustrations in muted colors provide interesting details of the journey, with particularly appealing animal characters.[...] A readable, pleasant story for patient listeners.'

--Kirkus '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

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--Midwest Book Review 'Muller's richly detailed illustrations emphasize Mary's humility and serenity'. --Publisher's Weekly

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--Margaret's Reading Shelf

About the Author

Gunhild Sehlin (1911-97) was a teacher in the south of Sweden, and then worked with children in Jerusalem and Amman. Mary's Little Donkey has been widely translated into many languages. Helene Muller was born in Paris in 1957. The daughter of acclaimed illustrator Gerda Muller, Helene studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and has illustrated numerous books for children.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 7 years

Author

Gunhild Sehlin
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Publisher

Floris Books

Publication date

15th September 2016

ISBN

9781782502944


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