The Colt and the King

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Holiday House, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This sweet and poignant account of Palm Sunday is narrated by the donkey that carried Jesus to Jerusalem, a gentle creature destined to endear himself to children. The youngest readers will come to understand the true spirit of the Easter season through this unique tale.

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About the author (2002)

Marni McGee is a writer of poems and books for children. Her picture books include Forest Child; Wake Up, Me; and American Booksellers Association Pick-of-the-List Sleepy Me. In The Colt and the King, McGee combined her lifelong study of biblical literature with her poetic gifts and enduring love for children. She lives with her historian-husband in Santa Barbara, California.

John Winch is a fine artist, collagist, and author. He has illustrated many books for young readers, including Old Crump, by Laurie Lawlor, and Where Do You Sleep, Little One?, by Patricia Hooper, as well as The Old Woman Who Loved to Read and Keeping Up with Grandma, which he also wrote. He sketched out this book during Holy Week while listening to J. S. Bach's Passions, and based the style and colour of the illustrations on Renaissance frescoes. He lives with his wife in Australia.

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