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!
Catholic novelist Susan Peek is a wife, mother of eleven children, and a Third Order Franciscan. Her passion is writing novels of little-known saints and heroes, especially for teens and young adults (and anyone young at heart). She is an active member of the Catholic Writers' Guild, teaches creative writing in her spare time, and is currently continuing work on her series "God's Forgotten Friends: Lives of Little-known Saints." Susan Peek's books include "Saint Magnus,The Last Viking," which was awarded the Catholic Writers' Guild Seal of Approval in June 2015, "A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of St. Camillus de Lellis," having gone through three editions and translated into Spanish, and "Crusader King", which made it onto the list of the Top 50 Most Popular Homeschooling Books in 2013. All of her books have been implemented into the curriculum of numerous Catholic schools worldwide and continue to be a favorite with young adults and homeschooling families everywhere.