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Saint Francis and the Christmas Donkey

By Robert Byrd

When Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals, encounters a donkey who is unhappy with his lot in life, Francis tells him a story that heals. True, long ago God punished the mischievous animal by giving him long ears, a loud bray, and heavy burdens to bear. Yet God gave the donkey something wonderful, too. For who was it that carried Mary to Bethlehem across rugged mountains and burning desert sand? And in the stable, who warmed the Baby Jesus with his breath? Whose love and devotion on the trip from Nazareth outshone even the gifts of the wise men? A story that addresses the inherent good in all of us, each spread of this tour de force is a feast for the eye and for the soul.

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Publish Date

2000

ISBN

0525464808


Format: Book
Author: Byrd, Robert
Summary: Saint Francis, who loves all animals, explains to a sullen donkey why his kind have always had to work hard, but also tells him of a donkey's role in the first Christmas.
Title: Saint Francis and the Christmas donkey / Robert Byrd.
Publisher Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2000.
Subject: Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Jesus Christ -- Nativity -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Donkeys -- Juvenile fiction Christmas -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 0525464808
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: P Byrd
Oclc: 43790947
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Bib Id: 155519

Format: Book
Author: Byrd, Robert
Summary: Saint Francis, who loves all animals, explains to a sullen donkey why his kind have always had to work hard, but also tells him of a donkey's role in the first Christmas.
Title: Saint Francis and the Christmas donkey / Robert Byrd.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2000.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Subjects: Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Jesus Christ -- Nativity -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Donkeys -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Christmas -- Juvenile fiction
LCCN: 00025415
ISBN: 0525464808
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: P Byrd