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Donkey's Easter Tale, The (Donkey Tales) Hardcover – December 15, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Donkey Tales
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing (December 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589805933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589805934
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,046,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this inspired retelling of Biblical stories from Jesus' adult life, death, and resurrection, a humble donkey shares with his grandchildren his experiences as a servant of Christ.
After carrying Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the frightened and faithful donkey stays by Jesus' side during the Last Supper, the evening in the garden of Gethsemane, and his crucifixion. A witness to the glorious miracle when Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, the donkey spreads the love of God and his faith to his grandchildren, urging them and all Christian children to bring the good news of Jesus' love for all living things to anyone who will listen.

About the Author

Adele Bibb Colvin is a songwriter whose work has been featured in songbooks and worship services. Colvin received a B.A. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and is an active member of her church. She is the author of Pelican's The Donkeys' Tales,a recount of Jesus Christ's childhood through the eyes of a donkey, the beautiful precursor to The Donkey's Easter Tale.

Peyton Hamilton Carmichael is an artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the southeast and New York. Carmichael graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Alabama and was the recipient of the Silver Bowl Award for Literature at the 1985 Birmingham Festival of Arts.

More About the Author

I am the author of three children's books: THE DONKEYS' TALES, THE DONKEY'S EASTER TALE and the soon to be released THE DONKEY OF TARSUS. The three books together tell children the complete story of Jesus' life and the founding of the early Christian church by the apostle Paul. There is also a CD containing the first two books with narration and music. Please visit my web site:www.thedonkeystale.com for more information.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Donkey's Easter Tale is a Christian picturebook from the perspective of the humble donkey who carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and stayed by his side during the Last Supper, and even his crucifixion. The story continues with the donkey's witness of the miracle of Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday, and concludes with the donkey's wish for all Christian children to spread the good news of Jesus' compassion to all who will listen. Simple color illustrations complement this profound retelling of Christianity's most defining moments; the text is sufficiently advanced that it is best suited for young people who are just about ready to move on to chapter books - or for parents to read aloud. An excellent contribution to Christian children's bookshelves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Monique VINE VOICE on February 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the story of Easter as told by the donkey Jesus rode on, which I find to be a cute and fascinating way to tell the story. I expected to be able to read the story to my girls, but this is a lengthy book. It's almost like a chapter book without the chapters. In order to read this story to my girls I had to break it up into multiple days, and that lost interest in my 6 year old. My 8 year old was more interested, but both girls would have preferred a shorter story.

It really is an interesting way to tell a tale, from the perspective of a "mute" participant who hears what's going on, but who is unable to help, or stop the betrayal of Jesus. While the donkey is unable to talk to the people involved, she does get the chance to relay the story to her grandchildren. I like the story. I plan on reading it again with my girls this year, then putting it away for next year when it will hold their attention much longer. I still give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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This is a really cute Easter story for children with wonderful illustrations. I especially enjoyed it because I have a donkey.
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