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The Donkey and the King
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
Each page is beautifully illustrated
with the word "good" hidden in the artwork. Children will learn that everything works together for good
to those who love the King. The Donkey and the King will warm your heart and fill you with God's unconditional love.
The Donkey and the King
Darkness fell on the stable and clouds cast shadows over the wilderness. Baruch twitched
his ears and opened the gate.
want to spend the rest of my life as a beast of burden?" Baruch murmured. "I'm tired of carrying around things I
don't want to carry."
Worldly Crow squawked,
"You're making a big mistake. I know because I've been around. You're headed for trouble."
Much Afraid, a brown and white crippled dog, followed close behind.
"Please don't go," she cried.
"I'll miss you," grunted Lowly the pig, "and all the fun times we had
Baruch thought about how
different things would be beyond the gate. No one to tell him what to do and no more chores!
"I have to go," said the donkey." "Someday I'll come back and
we can be together again."
away into the darkness.
Linda S. DiFranco, the illustrator
for The Donkey and the King, was born and raised in Miami. Florida. She started drawing when she was old enough
to hold a pencil. Her mission statement is “My Creativity is a Gift from God and what I do with it is my gift to God.”
She volunteers her talents to teach seniors how to release their creative energy in her “Pencils and Paints” class
of the Alachua County Shepherd’s Center in Gainesville, Florida.
The photographs below were taken in the desert of Southern
Israel and provided the setting for The Donkey and the King. The plot is based loosely on the story of Onesimus
from the book of Philemon.
Review from Amazon.com
This is a sweet story of Jesus' love and forgiveness. The little animal characters show each other kindness and
love. The story tells of the changes in your life when you ask for forgiveness and believe in Jesus the King. My daughter
liked finding the "good" hidden on each page. This is a positive life lesson. This book opened alot of conversation
between my children and myself. My family loved the very colorful and creative illustrations, they brought true emotions into
the characters of this sweet story.
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