This is the story of a small boy who found out quite by chance why donkeys are not really stubborn, as people say, but proud, because one donkey long ago was chosen to go with Mary and Joseph into Bethlehem. Countless thousands who have heard this beautiful story over the radio will find in it the perfect remembrance....
|Title||:||the small one a story for those who like christmas and small donkeys|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
the small one a story for those who like christmas and small donkeys Reviews
It was very short, really interesting and very well-written Christmas children's book. It had really beautiful illustrations, really fascinating characters, really good heart and a very interesting storyline. This is the very first Charles Tazewell Christmas story that I read in my whole life. I'm also really looking forward to watch the Disney short featurette anytime soon. I really recommend this Christmas book to both children and adults.
A small boy standing with bare brown legs wide apart in the middle of the road was bitterly addressing a small, discouraged and most disreputable donkey.Usually a donkey is shown carrying Mary to Bethlehem, and once there, the donkey remains in the stable. Instead of a retelling of the traditional tale, this story focuses on the donkey and how it happened to witness the birth of the 'King of men.'I would have given this 4-stars except it has its moments of 'verbosity.' For example, the story begins, The late December sun that dances on the winter snow up north sprawls indolently at ease in the thick warm dust of El Camino del Norte, Old Mexico. And the rest of the page describes the road, which has a very minor role in the story.If I were reading this aloud, I'd skip that page and begin on the top of the next page with, It was once upon a Christmas time that a padre, ...Apparently Bing Crosby read this for broadcasting on the radio. I wonder if it's as good as The Littlest Angel.
We have lost connection to the original The Small One story by Charles TazewellThe story is a good shared family read during the holidays.Here is the story wonderfully read by Bing Crosby with a supporting cast for radio theater. It was issued ~ 1948 on 2 78 RPM Records. As of 2 Feb 2016 it was available here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSf8j...This is my 2nd favorite Tazewell Christmas story. My favorite was the littlest Christmas tree.
Likely the original story Disney's animated 'The Small One' was originally inspired by.The book itself starts off in Mexico - a frustrated boy tries to get his elderly donkey to just do something. Like walk. The local Padre (priest) happens by, and tells the story of The Small One to explain why the donkey won't listen.It has slightly harsher moments than Disney's version, but is still a nice read.