Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Little Shepherd" by Cheryl G. Malandrinos - Book Tour & Review

Little Shepherd

Little Shepherd
Author: Cheryl G. Malandrinos
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
ISBN: 9781616330859
e-ISBN: 9781616330866
Genre: Christian, Christmas, Bible Story, Children

About Little Shepherd

Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior’s birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King?

Read an Excerpt!

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.

My Thoughts

This lovely story tells the birth of Jesus the way 5 year old shepherd boy named Obed saw it. Obed's story gives a fresh and heartwarming view of what it must have been like for a child to have witnessed such a great event.

This book is suggested for ages 4-8, however, with its bright illustrations and sweet story, it will certainly be a hit with all ages! This book would be a wonderful addition to any Christian family library and perfect to read for a bedtime story..

This book comes in 2 formats - paperback and e-book.

About Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Cheryl MalandrinosCheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. A regular contributor for Writer2Writer, her articles focus on increasing productivity through time management and organization. A founding member of Musing Our Children, Ms. Malandrinos is also Editor in Chief of the group’s quarterly newsletter, Pages & Pens.

Cheryl is a Tour Coordinator for Pump Up Your Book, a book reviewer, and blogger. Little Shepherd is her first children’s book. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two young daughters. She also has a son who is married.

You can visit Cheryl online at or at the following blogs:
The Book Connection
Book Tours and More
The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Book was supplied by the author through Pump Up Your Book for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the lovely review of Little Shepherd. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. There are days I hardly believe this dream of mine has come true, and yet, you have reviewed a book that I wrote and a wonderful artist worked on it to bring the story to life in a visual way. I feel truly blessed.

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