Three stories of animals who encountered saints, told from the animals’ points of view! Beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings. 120 Pages. Includes Bonus Reproducible Coloring Book in the back!
Jumbo Size. Perfect for little hands!
Stories in Volume One:
“The Little Lamb’s Wish” (A Christmas Story)
“The Hungry Gray Mule” (A Story of Saint Anthony)
“The Loyal Friend” (A Story of Saint Giles)
Children will delight in these wonderful animal tales!
- Paperback: 120 pages Black & white illustrations and bonus coloring pages
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
Children’s Stories of Animals Who Encountered Saints . . . Told from the Animals’ Points of View! Three delightful stories for young Catholics, beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings. Includes Bonus Reproducible Coloring Book in the back! Stories in Volume One: “The Little Lamb’s Wish” Little Lamb lets out a big yawn. While other sheep are content munching on grass all day, Little Lamb is growing impatient with his day-in, day-out hum-drum existence. He longs for adventure, for something special to happen. When his mother suggests that he wish very hard, Little Lamb sets about wishing with all his might. Then one day, crowds of travelers appear on the road, heading to nearby Bethlehem. When Little Lamb spots a weary man with a beautiful Lady on a donkey, he feels certain his wish for something special is about to come true. . . “The Hungry Gray Mule” Meet Joshua, a little gray mule, and his kindhearted but stubborn Jewish owner, Guillard. After a chance encounter with Saint Anthony, the unbelieving Guillard throws out a challenge, demanding the saint to prove the true Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. When Saint Anthony accepts, unsuspecting little Joshua is locked away for three agonizing days and left to starve, yet he becomes the instrument God uses to show the entire town, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Holy Eucharist is indeed the Body of Christ. “The Loyal Friend” On a stormy night, a tiny fawn – lost and alone and frightened – meets a holy hermit living in a cave. Thus begins the heartwarming friendship between Saint Giles and a baby deer. But their idyllic life in the forest is soon to be shattered by the arrival of the king’s hunters. With the deer in danger and fleeing for her life, Saint Giles is called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice of friendship and loyalty. Children will delight in these wonderful animal tales!
About the Author
Susan Peek is a wife, mother, Third Order Franciscan, creative writing teacher and Catholic novelist. She has eleven wonderful children, including two in the Religious life and a son in the United States Air Force. She also has three beautiful granddaughters. Her passion is writing stories of little-known saints and heroes. She is an active member of the Catholic Writers’ Guild, and one of the founding authors of CatholicTeenBooks.com.
All of her books have been implemented into Catholic school curricula not only across the nation, but in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand as well. “Saint Magnus, The Last Viking” and “The King’s Prey” were both Amazon #1 Sellers among Catholic books.”The King’s Prey” was listed as one of the Top 10 Best Catholic Books of 2017 by Catholic Reads, and “Crusader King” was featured as one of the 50 Most Popular Catholic Homeschooling Books in 2013.
Susan lives in northeastern Kansas, where she is busy working on her new novel.