Title: Little Shepherd
Written by: Cheryl C. Malandrinos
Illustrated by: Eugene Ruble
Ages: 4 – 8
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-61633-085-9; 1616330856
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-086-6; 1616330864
Published: August 2010
In the hills outside Bethlehem, Obed guards his first flock of sheep. When the angels appear to tell of the Savior’s birth, he is hesitant to follow the others to see the new King. When Obed returns to his sheep, he realizes it is a night of miracles.
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Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.
He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.
Above him, the sky twinkled with millions of stars. Obed couldn’t remember a night so clear.
Suddenly, a bright light filled the sky.
Obed trembled. “Father, what is happening?”
His father dropped to the ground, his right hand blocking his eyes from the intense light.
Obed pulled the edges of his cloak closer to his face as he squinted up at the mysterious form hovering overhead. He shivered, but this time it was not because of the cold.
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Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor from Western Massachusetts. She is a founding member of Musing Our Children, and editor in chief of the group’s quarterly newsletter, Pages & Pens.
Ms. Malandrinos is also a blogger, book reviewer, and online publicist. Little Shepherd is her first children’s book.
Visit Cheryl at http://www.ccmalandrinos.com