Lift the flaps on this traditionally styled Advent calendar to reveal moments from Gunhild Sehlin's beautiful Christmas story, accompanied by Helene Muller's exquisite illustrations.
Each of the 24 windows opens to reveal a picture detail from the story and, on the back of the window, a short extract from the words of the story. In that way, the story of Mary and Joseph's journey can be charmingly told, day by day, over the Advent season.
Mary's Little Donkey is also available as a full-length picture book, adapted from Gunhild Sehlin's classic story and sumptuously illustrated by Helene Muller with marvellous details of the Holy Land.
Gunhild Sehlin (1911-97) was a teacher in the south of Sweden, and then worked with children in Jerusalem and Amman. Her book Mary's Little Donkey has been widely translated into many languages. Helene Muller was born in Paris in 1957. The daughter of acclaimed illustrator Gerda Muller, Helene studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and has illustrated numerous books for children.