The Animals' Christmas (Hardcover)

By Elena Pasquali, Giuliano Ferri (Illustrator)

Lion Hudson, 9780745963341, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/23/2011)

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A retelling of the Nativity story, in which wild animals gather in peace around the manger From the annunciation to the first Christmas night, this story reflects the message of peace at the heart of the season. As Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, and the wise men set off on their journeys towards Bethlehem, the animals that they pass including a goat, ox, wolf, leopard, and lion begin to follow out of curiosity. When Mary and Joseph find a place to shelter in the stable and baby Jesus is born, the animals gather around the manger, creating the perfect scene of the "peaceable kingdom" in which all creation lives in harmony together.

About the Author

Elena Pasquali is the author of Go Hare and Tortoise Go!, Prayers for Little Angels, Run Little Chicken Run!, Two-Minute Animal Stories, and Two-Minute Bible Stories. Giuliano Ferri's art has been exhibited worldwide, from the Pompidou Center in Paris to the Itabashi Art Museum in Tokyo. He has illustrated such children's books as Best Friends, Christmas Cakes, Small Camel Follows the Star, Little Tad Grows Up, and Peace on Earth.