Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Little Shepherd

Although Thanksgiving isn't here yet, stores are already full of Christmas things and many people (like me) have already begun Christmas shopping.

The book, Little Shepherd, by Cheryl Malandrinos would make a good gift for kids. It's a retelling of the Christmas story from the point of view of a young boy.
I especially like the illustrations by Eugene Ruble, who also illustrated my Christmas book, Secret Service Saint.

Here's more information 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?
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?”

It's available at"

Guardian Angel Publishing


About the author:
Cheryl Malandrinos is a freelance writer, children’s author and editor. Her first children’s book, Little Shepherd, was released in August 2010 by Guardian Angel Publishing. She is a member of the SCBWI, a book reviewer, and blogger. Cheryl also writes under the name of C. C. Gevry. Ms. Malandrinos lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She also has a son who is married.
Visit Cheryl online at http://ccmalandrinos.com and the Little Shepherd book blog at http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/.

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for hosting me, Jan. It's always nice to stop by your blog.

Hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving.

Nancy Stewart said...

I've always loved this book--and author! Thanks, Jan, for the terrific review. A nice thing to read early this morning.

Janet Ann Collins said...

You are very welcome, Cheryl.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Nancy.

Penelope Anne Cole said...

Thanks, Jan, I like the idea of the retelling of the story from a young boy's perspective. I think a lot more kids will be able to relate to it. Wishing much success to Cheryl.

Janet Ann Collins said...

I do too, Penelope.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the support, everyone. Sorry it took me a bit to get out here. I'm preparing for a writers conference on Saturday and time is very tight.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Janet Ann Collins said...

Cheryl, this book should sell well at the conference. Have fun there.