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A Christmas Story
by: Brian Wildsmith
Brian Wildsmith has given us an enchanting, original presentation of the Nativity in this story of two very young and hopeful travelers who follow Mary & Joseph on their way to Bethlehem. His rich paintings, with their brillant colors & shining gold, reflect the miracle of the Christ child's birth & joyously celebrate its beauty. 24 pgs. Ages 4-8.

Aaron's Secret Message
by: Pfister, Marcus

Aaron is fascinated by a remarkable star that shines in the night sky. Every evening it seems bigger and brighter and more wondrous. Perhaps it's sending me a secret message, he thinks. He even dreams of the star, a dream that leads him to a stable on a cold winter night. When he awakens, the dream is forgotten amid the hustle and bustle in Bethlehem. The streets are crowded with people coming to register for the census. All the houses are filled with visitors, and when Aaron meets a man and his wife and their little donkey searching for a place to stay, there is not a room left in all of Bethlehem. Then Aaron remembers the stable in his dream and so becomes a part of the great miracle of Christ's birth. 26 pages. Color illustrations. Ages 6-10.
c. 2005, H/C...$15.95

Abdallah & The Donkey: A Tale Of Woe & Joy For Children From Eight To Eighty Years
by: Dombrowski, Kos & Baroness

Reprint of a book orginally published in 1928. Fictional story. 155 pgs. Ages 12 & up.
c. 2007, Reprint of 1928, S/C...$24.95

Adventures of Francis the Talking Mule (DVD)
The hilarious exploits of one of the screen's most beloved comic characters, Francis the Talking Mule, are available on DVD for the first time in this special collection featuring Francis the Talking Mule, Francis Goes to the Races, Francis Goes to West Point and Francis Covers the Big Town. Starring Donald O'Connor as Peter Stirling and featuring Francis (voiced by actor Chill Wills), the unlikeliest of heroes,who helps his human pal out of one tricky situation after another. It's wholesome fun that the whole family can enjoy!
Approx 6 hours of run time
c. 2004, DVD... $19.95

An Irish Night Before Christmas Coloring Book
by: Blazek, Sarah Kirwan

Father Christmas, with his Irish eyes twinkling, ushers in his seven elves and thus begins the Irish tale told and illustrated in this fun coloring book. Ages 5-8. 29 pgs.
c. 2009, S/C... $3.95

Angel & the Donkey
by: Katherine Paterson

Illustrated by: Koshkin, Alexander
Story from Hebrew Bible recounts how a stubborn donkey delivers a message from an angel and save the Israelites. Ages 8 & up. 36 pgs.
Size: 9½" X 12"

Bandy & Peanuts Save Little Owl
by: Elisabeth Svendsen, founder of the Donkey Sanctuary in England
True story based on fact and a little fiction. Two donkeys, Bandy & Peanuts, adopt a little owl and end up saving its life when a hawk tries to get the owl. Delightful story for children or adults. Cute illustrations. 35 pgs. Ages 8 & up.
Size: 5 ¾" X 8 ¼"
c. 2001, S/C...$6.50

Beginner's Bible: Donkey's Big Find (and the Good Samaritan's Rescue)
by: DeVries, Catherine

This oversized board book teaches young children the story of the Good Samaritan through the eyes of the donkey. Learn what it was like from his perspective as he carried a hurt man to safety and learned what God meant when he said to be a good neighbor. Full color Boardbook. Ages 1-4.
c. 2007, Boardbook...$6.99

Born to be Wild: Little Donkeys
by: Chottin, Ariane

Irresistible full-color photographs of young donkeys in their natural environment. Fact-filled text invites readers to follow the life of the donkey, from its birth and early life with its mother, through its lessons for surviving in the wild, to the time when it is mature enough to leave home and start its own family. Color photos on nearly every page. Ages 10 and up. 23 pages.
Size: 9 ½" x 8"
c. 2002, H/C...$22.00

Bravo The Donkey & Other Stories For Christmas
by: Tomkinson, Raymond

Brings together the details of the traditional biblical story of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus with contemporary resonances. With gentle humour the reader or hearer is drawn to the nativity scene through different characters involved: some factual, some traditional and some fictional. This is a book to appeal to adults and to older children. The stories are presented in a way that also makes them easier for reading aloud whether to a few people at home or to a larger gathering. 72 pgs. Ages 14 & up.
c. 2006, S/C...$12.95

Bremen Town Musicians
by: Grimm

Illustrated by: Stevens, Janet
A retelling of the Grimm tale in which an old donkey, dog, cat, and rooster, no longer wanted by their masters, set out for Bremen to become musicians. Ages 5-8.
c. 1992, H/C...$15.95

Brighty Of The Grand Canyon
by: Marguerite Henry
Long ago, a lone little burro roamed the high cliffs of the Grand Canyon and touched the hearts of all who knew him: a grizzled old miner, a big game hunter, even President Teddy Roosevelt. Named Brighty by the prospector that befriended him, he remained a free spirit at heart. But when a ruthless claim-jumper murdered the prospector, loyal Brighty risked everything to bring the killer to justice. B/W illustrations. 222 pgs. Ages 10 & up.
Size: 5" x 8"
c.1991, S/C...$5.99

Brighty Of The Grand Canyon (DVD)
The classic story by Marguerite Henry is brought to life on this DVD. It is the story of Brighty, an intrepid little burro, running wild and free, until he meets a friend in Old Timer - a lonely gold prospector. Just when the search for riches in the Grand Canyon is successful, an escaping horse thief ambushes the old man, attempting to use Brighty to haul the stolen gold. Wise little Brighty escapes, enlisting the help of Uncle Jim and his 10 year old nephew Homer, and the adventure begins! The boy, burro, and mountian lion hunter set out on a dangerous journey into the rugged and spectacular Grand Canyon wilderness to track down the wicked outlaw and bring him to justice. Also includes bonus featurettes on exploring the Grand Canyon, it's history, geology, and wildlife; and exclusive DVD-ROM features for your PC or MAC. All ages.
Film Running Time: 89 minutes.

Running Time with special features: 131 minutes.
c. 2003...DVD...$14.95

Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley
by: Marguerite Brown
Fictional Story. There's nothing Molly wants more than a horse of her own. She doesn't care if it's a filly or a colt. Just as long as it's young and strong and can gallop faster than mean Freddy Westover's old mare Della. Then Molly's dream comes true. But the mare she gets isn't quite what Molly wanted. Lady Sue is so old and worn out, she's probably slower than Della! But Lady Sue has a surprise for Molly that's better than anything- a baby mule!! mMolly plans to turn Brown Sunshine into a hard worker and a good friend. But Brown Sunshine just may have a few surprises in store for Molly! B/W illustrations. 100 pgs. Ages 8-12.
c. 1996, Paperback...$ 4.99

Brown Sunshine of Sawdust Valley
by: Marguerite Brown
Fictional Story. There's nothing Molly wants more than a horse of her own. She doesn't care if it's a filly or a colt. Just as long as it's young and strong and can gallop faster than mean Freddy Westover's old mare Della. Then Molly's dream comes true. But the mare she gets isn't quite what Molly wanted. Lady Sue is so old and worn out, she's probably slower than Della! But Lady Sue has a surprise for Molly that's better than anything- a baby mule!! mMolly plans to turn Brown Sunshine into a hard worker and a good friend. But Brown Sunshine just may have a few surprises in store for Molly! B/W illustrations. 79 pgs. Ages 8-12.
c. 1996, H/C...$16.00

Burro & The Basket
by: Mardis, Lloyd
Illustrated by: Arbuckle, Scott
Roberto makes a basket to give to children far away for Christmas who have no parents. But the burro starts to eat it thinking it is breakfast! What will Roberto do? Color illustrations. Ages 6-11. 30 pgs.
c. 1997, H/C...$13.95

Buzzy's Big Beach Book
by: Ziefert, Harriet

Illustrated by: Bolam, Emily
Buzzy is going to the beach! The ocean is big and he's a little frightened. In "Brave Buzzy," he takes his first steps into a brand-new experience. In "Busy Buzzy," he is upset when his sand castle washes away. But he starts all over again with a little help from Dad. This lovable little donkey is sure to steal hearts. The Buzzy books help children explore their own feelings and discover solutions. Written in lilting rhyme and illustrated with great charm, these short, but sweet, forays into the landscape of childhood tumbles make perfect reading. Full page Color. 40 pgs. Ages 2-5.
c. 2006, H/C...$9.95

by: Ashforth, Camilla

Story of a donkey stuffed animal trying to race his animal friends. Ages 6-9.
c. 1993, H/C...$15.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand new

Carlos, Light the Farolito
by: Ciavonne, Jean

Illustrated by: Clair, Donna
It's Christmas eve, the final night of Las Posadas, a centuries-old Spanish tradition in which the community acts out the story of the birth of Jesus. Carlos hopes his grandfather arrives soon, for he is the one to sing the traditional words of the innkeeper. But when his grandfather is late, Carlos must sing the words all by himself. Ages 4-8. 28 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C...$5.95

Champion Donkeys
by: Svendsen, Elisabeth,
founder of the Donkey Sanctuary in England
Story of donkeys in a ploughing competition. Based on actual events and actual donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary in England.
c. 1989, S/C...$6.50
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Christmas Baby
by: Press, Jenny
Poetic version of the days leading up to Christmas. Ages 1-3.
c. 1995, Board Book...$6.95

Christmas Donkey
by: Thornton, Donna
Druplet a young donkey named after a juice bump on a raspberry lived on a raspberry farm and his wish was to one day be as special as the prize horses in a nearby pasture. As Christmas rolled around Druplet went on an adventure that saw him standing next to a baby in a manger and a young girl in funny cloths. On returning to the farm Druplet inquired what this was all about, this is when the wise barn cat shared the story of Christmas. Druplet now felt special. 24 pages Ages 4-8.
c. 2011, H/C...$14.99

Christmas In The Manger
by: Buck, Nola

Pat the donkey's soft, gray fur, touch the ram's wooly coat, and peek at the wise men's sparkly jewels. Bond's joyous illustrations and Buck's sweet, gentle poem convey the magic of the Christmas story in an irresistible format that will delight the youngest child. Full color. 16 pgs. Ages 2-4.
c. 1998, BoardBook... $6.99

Clopper and the Lost Boy
by: King, Emily

The story of Jesus and His first visit to the Temple. Twelve years after Clopper the Donkey took Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem on that spectacular night of Jesus' birth, he is off on another trip with the family as they journey together to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover. The celebration is a happy time of singing and laughter, but as Clopper heads for home in a caravan of family and friends, Mary and Joseph make a shocking discovery - Jesus is missing! Great color illustrations. Ages 4-8. 32 pages
c.2009, H/C... $12.99

Clopper and the Night Travelers
by: King, Emily

A visit from three wise men to see the baby jesus makes Clopper smile with delight. But when King Herod hears news of the newborn King, the hair on Clopper's mane bristles - Jesus is in danger! Follow Clopper as he bears Mary and Baby Jesus from Bethlehem to Eqypt to Nazareth. Great color illustrations. Ages 4-8. 32 pages
c. 2007, H/C... $12.99

Clopper The Christmas Donkey
by: King, Emily
Illustrated by: Olson, Ed
The little donkey thought the journey to Bethlehem with Mary & Joseph was long and tiring, but what happened after they settled into the dusty stable was more wonderful than anything he could ever imagine. Great color illustrations. Ages 4-8.
Size: 8¾" X 10¼"
c. 2003, H/C...$12.95

Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel
by: Shirley Climo
Illustrated by: Manning, Jane
Everybody loves Christmas at Tante's. The old lady goes out in the woods with her donkey to get a tree to bring home and decorate. She has a wonderful tree and has something for all who visit, whether it is children or animals. Tante has swept out all the spiders from her cottage while cleaning, but a midnight visitor lets them in and they give Tante a very special gift - a gift that has inspired the draping of tinsel on Christmas trees ever since. Delightful color illustrations. Ages 4-8. 31 pgs.
c. 2001...H/C...$15.95

Crash Bang Donkey
by: Newton, Jill

A donkey's loud musical instruments annoy Farmer Gruff - until he discovers that the music keeps away the pesky crows that have been eating his corn crop. Ages 4-8. 28 pages
c. 2010, H/C... $16.99

David's Donkey Tales
by: Mundy, Charlene & Chapline, Jo

This charming story appeals to elementary school age children who love animals and like a mystery. David is a fourth grader who visits his grandparents' farm where he has many adventures with their miniature donkeys. The suspense starts early one morning when Sheriff Kyle drives to the farm to warn David's grandparents about a possible danger. David is a clever boy and he thinks he is capable of solving mysteries and finding hidden treasure. The fun starts when he finds a hidden clue behind his bookcase. Who put it there? What does it mean? Does it have anything to do with what Sheriff Kyle warned about? 76 pgs. Ages 8-12.
c. 2007, S/C...$12.50

Derek the Donkey Makes New Friends (Fred's Family Farm Flip Book)
by: Minton, Sessily

A cute, nicely illustrated book about a donkey being accepted by other farm animals. Done in rhyme with religious overtones. Half the book is Derek the Donkey. In the middle of the book you flip it over and you have another story - Cindy the Chick Learns To Share. 28 pages in all. Free download of the audio version available with this book.
2011, S/C... $9.99

Do Donkeys Dance?
by: Walsh, Melanie

Questions & answers about animals. Ages 2-4.
c. 2000, Boardbook...$5.95

Dodging the Donkey Doo (Toby Tucker)
by: Wilding, Val

Illustrated by: Broad, Michael
Toby can't wait to be catapulted back in time again to become his own ancestor! This time Toby is plunged back to Ancient Greece, into Niko's life, where he finds himself dodging the donkey doo: "It's hardly a good idea to head-butt a donkey, and I'll never know what made me do it this morning. One minute I was standing there wondering which of the stubborn creatures to take to market, the next I was cross-eyed with my nose pressed up against a donkey's rear end. Not the nicest thing I've smelled today! Melissa the bee woman keeps well back because, she says, she doesn't want to catch my fleas. They're not my fleas. They're the donkeys." 136 pgs. Ages 9-12.
c. 2008, S/C...$7.95

Donkey & the Golden Light
by: Speirs, John & Gill
When a donkey is born in a stable in Bethlehem, he realizes that night is special. Soon he accompanies his mother as she carries a human mother to Egypt. 30 pgs. Ages 8 & up.
c. 2004, H/C...$16.95

Donkey & the King (A Story of Redemption)
by: Roberts, Lorilyn

This is a story of love with Christian symbolism and allegory. A donkey named Baruch longs for an easier life beyond the stable. He dreams of a life with no heavy burdens and no one to tell him what to do. After leaving the safety of the stable, the donkey becomes lost in the wilderness, but the King sends him a friend. With his new friend, a sheep, the donkey sets out on a journey that you won't forget. Every page is beautifully illustrated with a hidden word that shows everything works together for good for those who love the King. "The Donkey and the King" will warm your heart and fill you with God's unconditional love. 30 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c. 2004, S/C...$13.95

Donkey & the Racehorse
by: Johnson, Joanne Gail

In search of fame and fortune, Donkey leaves her quiet life in the seaside village of Toco. Her adventures lead her to a farm for race horses and how she saves the day.This book depicts the charm and dialect of Trinidad. Ages 9-12. 46 pages, many color photographs
c. 2010, H/C... $12.00

Donkey & the Rock
by: Demi

Adaptation of a folktale set in the mountains of Tibet, tells the story of a donkey, a rock, a kingdom full of foolish people, and a wise ruler. Color illustrations. Ages 6-9.

Donkey Cart Kids (A True Story)
by: Montgomery, Bobbie

First Daddy died, then Mommy got sick. That left Michael, 12, as head of the family. Somehow he had to get his 4 brothers and sisters to Grandma's house. The five Larkin children set out for Grandma's in a cart pulled by Jake, a donkey, and accompanied by nanny goat, the dog, and the Bantam hen. An adventure you will never forget. Ages 9-12. 110 pgs.
c. 1999, S/C...$6.99

Donkey - Donkey
by: Duvoisin, Roger
First published in 1933 with black-and-white illustrations and then in 1940 with beautiful, full-color pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations, this charming picture book tells the story of a long-eared donkey who thought his ears were too big but learned differently. 44 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c. 1940, 1968 Reprint, H/C... $15.99
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Donkey Nina & The Giant
by: Carroll, John

Illustrated by: Chamberlain, Sarah
One summer morning, Donkey Nina & her new friend the snail, set off to protect the world from monsters and comes to a giant who will not budge. Cute full-color illustrations. 32 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c. 1989, H/C...$12.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand New

Donkey Of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I
by: Greenwood, Mark

Illustrated by: Lessac, Frane
Two unlikely heroes rescue hundreds of men wounded in war in a poignant picture book based on a true tale of World War I. When Jack Simpson was a boy in England, he loved leading donkeys along the beach for a penny a ride. So when he enlists as a stretcher bearer in World War I, his gentle way with those animals soon leads him to his calling. Braving bullets and bombs on the battlefields of Gallipoli, Jack brings a donkey to the aid of 300 Allied soldiers ? earning both man and donkey a beloved spot in legend. This engaging nonfiction tale includes a map and brief bios of key characters. Ages 6-9.
c. 2008, H/C...$16.99

Donkey of Tarsus
by: Colvin, Adele

An old donkey relates stories of his travels with Paul as he organized churches in the early days of Christianity. 32 pages, Color illustrations. Ages 4-8.
c. 2010, H/C...$16.99

Donkey Rescue (Petsitters Club)
by: Tessa Krailing
The Petsitters are on a tough case - petsitting Buster, the mad, chew-everything dog! But their minds are often elsewhere, thinking about Dillon, a sad, neglected little donkey last seen standing all alone in a field. Then they find out Dillon is going to be sold. Time is running out. Can the Petsiters rescue Dillon before it's too late? B/W illustrations. 94 pgs. Ages 8-11.
c.1997, P/B...$4.50

Donkey That Went Too Fast
by: Orme, David

Illustrated by: Rivers, Ruth
A man and his donkey refuse to listen to a boy's advice to go slowly on their trip to town. Instead, they race down the road. Based on a folktale from the Philippines, this reinforces the important principle that slow and steady wins the race. Full color illustrations. 32 pgs. Ages 6-8.
Size: 9" x 6"
c. 2005, S/C...$3.95

Donkey The Beast Of Burden
by: Kanwal, Sheila

Have you ever seen a working animal? An animal who spends its life carrying, pulling and pushing heavy loads for its master, day in, day out? No? Well maybe Khushia's story will help you to imagine what it's like - he is a working donkey and he feels a long way from happiness. With a little help from his friend, Munshi, let's see if Khushia can make his master see the error of his ways and learn to treat him with care. B/W illustrations., 52 pgs. Ages 6-10.
c. 2008, S/C...$9.95

Donkey To The Rescue
by: Dowley, Tim

Illustrated by: Smallman, Steve
Fun animal characters help children learn the well-known Bible parable of Elijah, the Good Samaritan in this colorful book. The book has many lessons to be learned through the animal. Childern will love the bright illustrations and easy-to-read fun text in this delightful board book. Ages 2-4.
Size: 6" x 6"
c. 2005, Board Book...$5.99

Donkey's Easter Tale
by: Colvin, Adele
Illustrated by: Carmichael, Peyton
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. 32 pages, color illustrations. Ages 4-8.
c. 2009, H/C...$15.95

Donkey's First Christmas
by: Schroder, Susanne T.

A cheeky donkey HATES the idea of work - so much so, that he tries every trick in the book to make people think he is useless. For the most part, this seems to work, and passers by leave him alone. One winter however, someone turns up at the yard who is not so easily fooled, and the shocked little donkey is given the job of a lifetime... Armed with a sense of humor and fun, this magical story for 2 years and up will delight and enchant as the children hear the donkey's version of the very first Christmas. Cute color illustrations. 32 pgs. Ages 4-6
c. 2012, S/C... $9.99

Donkeys' Tales (Book)
by: Adele Colvin
Grandmother donkey remembers well the night she carried Mary to Bethlehem and the sacred events that followed. Her tale is passed down to her grandson, who is called on to play his own part in the story of Jesus by carrying Him into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Pictured in the sensitive & charming watercolors of Peyton Carmichael, The Donkeys' Tales makes excellent reading for bedtime, Sunday School, or childhood learning on-your-own. Also appropriate for church pageants. The book also contains the sheet music with lyrics of the song The Donkeys' Tales. Color illustrations. 29 pgs. Ages 4-8.
Size: 9" x 11"
Also available: Accompaning audio tape -sold seperatly (see below)

Donkeys' Tales (Cassette Tape)
by: Adele Colvin
Audio Tape (Story & Music) - The story of Jesus narrated by the donkeys' that were present at the time. Narration (story & music) follows book "Donkeys' Tales" so the listener may follow along - book sold separately (see above). Ages 4-8.
c.1998, Cassette Tape...$7.95

Donkeys: Jennies, Jacks and Foals (On The Farm)
by: Metz, Lorijo

A nice little book explaining donkey basics, a little history and the resultant mule and hinny. Ages 7 & up. 24 pages, color photos
c. 2011, S/C... $9.95

Doug Donkey's Sing-Along Farm
A Rhyming Lift and Look Matching Book. Lift out the pieces and join the march as donkey leads the mommy and baby farm animals on an animal sound parade. Hen and chicks, pig and piglets, sheep and lambs, cow and calf and even the farmer too, will join in on the fun, while taching your child matching and animal sounds. Thick, foam pieces lift out easily for little hands. Ages 2 and up.
c. 2010, H/C...$19.95

Duncan Carries A King
by: Taylor, Dan & Taylor, Damon J.

Illustrated by: Taylor, Damon J.
Told by Bible animals, the stories in the 'God Can Use Me' series use real-life emotions and disarming humor to teach kids that God has a unique job planned for each of them. Duncan the donkey feels totally useless. And it's at one of his lowest points that he gets one of the most important jobs in all of history - carrying the greatest King to Jerusalem. Color illustrations. 29 pgs. Ages 6-9.
Size: 8" x 10"
c. 2004, H/C...$10.99

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