"America's foremost explainer of
animal feelings and thoughts has woven
fur and scent into the Christmas
story, with amusing and moving
charming, Kiplingesque story to cozy
up with at Christmas."
really good....It has one quality you
can't fake; a certain mysterious
magic, a sense of wonder and
-The New York
Times Book Review
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special permission, we are offering an
ornament with this lovely cover design!
|We were able to purchase a
small supply of this book at a discount,
and will pass along savings to you. This
is a paperback (128 pages-
0.41 in x 7.06 in x 5.1 in) with a list price of $9.95.
tale by one of our most gifted storytellers
and most perceptive animal watchers. When an
unusual star appears on the horizon one clear
winter night, among those drawn to its bright
promise are to shepherds - a dog named Lila
and Ima, a goat. Therein lies an
adventure. With their flock, the animals
journey to Bethlehem and home again...their
journey becomes an extraordinary
meditation...on the nature of freedom and the
state of natural grace in a world rule by the
power-and frailty-of humankind."
"Because Ima was
intelligent and experienced and had learned,
from her mother and aunts, everything a goat
needs to know about living in the hills, she
was forced by her master, who lived in the
valley below, to stay with his young sheep as
their guardian. He trusted her to bring them
to wild pastures where the best grass grew, he
trusted her to know the herbs that would help
the young sheep if they were sick, and he
trusted her to watch the comings and goings of
the birds and the deer so she could find water
hidden in the rocks. Ima did all that
and more, more than her master ever
|Thomas is the author
of "The Hidden Life of Dogs". As
noted in the passage above, Thomas has
the ability to capture the "being"
of the dog and the goat, as well as the other
animals depicted in this story. A moving
story for Christmas reading...as well as
Opposite is the author with goat in lap!
GIFTWRAP IT! We can make your gift
special! Depending on the item
you are purchasing, we will select an
appropriate-sized special gift box,
add tissue or colorful paper shred,
include a laminated gift
tag (goat design of course!) and a
FREE Goat Note Card! The
entire collection is only $1.95...less
than the price of a card alone!
Or, if you would prefer a fabric gift
bag or decorative tin -
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you would like!
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If your "ship to" address is the
same as your order address, we will
include these items "flat" and ready
for you to use. If your "ship to"
address goes to someone else, we'll
have it all setup and ready to
surprise the recipient!
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