The Christmas Story: Three Wise Camels (Lost Sheep Series)
You've heard about the three wise men, but what about the Three Wise Camels? If you love big telescopes, wise sayings and frankincense then join the camels on their epic Christmas adventure! Includes suggestions for parents and teachers plus...
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You've heard about the three wise men, but what about the Three Wise Camels? If you love big telescopes, wise sayings and frankincense then join the camels on their epic Christmas adventure!
Includes suggestions for parents and teachers plus the CEV Bible text of Matthew 2:1-12.
From the Author:
The Three Wise Camels began as a homemade book in 1990 for my family and friends. It was cheaper than buying Christmas presents. The initial 'print run' was about 50 copies. The two major differences between the original book and the final product 24 years later are:
- The camel's went from 'stick figure' camels to 'cartoon' camels.
- The removal of the Hubble Telescope and Barbara Thiering references.
The Three Wise Camels approached a number of publishers. The best rejection comment was, 'I love the story but it is too Christian for the general market but not Christian enough for the Christian market.'
The Camels have shared their amazing adventures at many Christmas church services over the last 20 years. They always receive a warm welcome. Three times I've told the story at our annual Carols service in Whitmore square which has a memorial to the Afghan Camel drivers. Australia's oldest mosque built by the Afghanis is a street away. It is fun telling the story and then wrapping the Afghanis and Muslims into our Christmas celebrations.
'Through the war zone' was first illustration drawn during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. I find it devastating what has happened since. I hope people pray this page. The flying Camel is a 'Sopwith Camel'. Only Snoopy fans get the joke.
I've wondered if while fun, whether the story had enough weight. But everyone loves them and it is easy to encourage people to join the Camels in seeking out Jesus. The most common question has been, "Where do I buy the book?"
- Andrew McDonough.
:With big, bright cartoon illustrations, the Lost Sheep series brings the stories and teachings of the Bible to life with a distinctly Aussie sense of humour! Ages 4-8.
You've heard about the three wise men, but what about the three wise camels? If you love big telescopes, wise sayings and frankincense then join the camels on their epic Christmas adventure!
This Story is based on: Matthew 2:1-12.
- Catalogue Code 408817
- Product Code 9781925036336
- ISBN 1925036332
- EAN 9781925036336
- Pages 32
- Department Children / Young Adults
- Category Young Readers (Age 4-7)
- Sub-Category Lost Sheep
- Publisher Koorong Books
- Publication Date Oct 2014
- Sales Rank 246
- Dimensions 201 x 202 x 3mm
- Weight 0.123kg
Andrew McDonough is a gifted Australian pastor, teacher and storyteller with a heart for children. His years of ministry include working amongst the homeless and advocating for refugees. Andrew's creative talents and passion for the gospel have combined to produce the outstanding Lost Sheep series of biblical stories.