MARY'S LITTLE DONKEY ~ LARGE ADVENT CALENDAR ~ GUNHILD SEHLIN
By Gunhild Sehlin, Illustrated by Helene Muller
Lift the flaps on this traditionally styled Advent calendar to reveal moments from Gunhild Sehlin's beautiful Christmas story, accompanied by Hélène Muller's exquisite illustrations.
Each of the 24 windows opens to reveal a picture detail from the story and, on the back of the window, a short extract from the words of the story. In that way, the story of Mary and Joseph's journey can be charmingly told, day by day, over the Advent season.
Mary's Little Donkey is also available as a full-length picture book, adapted from Gunhild Sehlin's classic story and sumptuously illustrated by Hélène Muller with marvellous details of the Holy Land.
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.
Size: 29.7cm x 42cm
Card with 24 opening doors
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.
Hélène Muller was born in Paris in 1957. The daughter of acclaimed illustrator Gerda Muller, Hélène studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and has illustrated numerous books for children.