One Night in a Stable
"bI am old now and too tired to plough the fields anymore, b said the ox to the dove. bI get terribly lonely in this stable. Only my master comes to see me now and then. Tell me, white dove,...
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"bI am old now and too tired to plough the fields anymore, b said the ox to the dove. bI get terribly lonely in this stable. Only my master comes to see me now and then. Tell me, white dove, by any chance can you see him coming?bbIbm afraid not, b the dove replied. bI only see olive trees blowing in the wind and a little cold hare trying to find a burrow.bbWhy donbt you fly over to him and tell him to come to my stable, b said the old ox."As he awaits his masterbs return in a storm, an old ox welcomes many animals into his stable. But when a donkey carrying weary travelers seeks shelter, the ox must find a way to make room for them. Guido Viscontibs gentle tale of hospitality and friendship, paired with soft and colorful illustrations from Alessandra Cimatoribus, will warm hearts of all ages. "One Night in a Stable" reminds readers that selflessness is the true message of Christmas.
Dr. Guido Visconti is professor at the Department of Physcis at l'Aquila University, Italy. He is a leading scientist in the field of remote sensing and has written and edited several books, and made numerous other contributions to the field. ýThe other editors with a wealth of knowledge and experience are affiliated to respectively l'Aqulia University (Dr. Di Carlo), Penn State University (Dr. Brune), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Dr. Schoeberl) and Forschungszentrum JA1/4lich (Dr. Wahner).
Alessandra Cimatoribus has illustrated many childrenbs books with European publishers. She attended the International School of Graphics in Venice, Italy, and has exhibited her works internationally. Alessandra lives in a small town in the Friuli region of northeast Italy.