Friday, December 10, 2010

Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos

Today I'm going to blab about Cheryl Malandrin's newest book, Little Shepherd.  This book is the sweetest version of the birth of baby Jesus from a little shepherd boy's view.  Cheryl and her illustrator, Eugene Ruble, make the nativity, shepherds in the field and the angels' announcement come alive for your little one.  The pictures are a water-color effect.  Celebrate with Obed as he takes a journey to the manger to visit the new born King.

Cheryl chats about writing with Pump up your book here.
Cheryl has two giveaways going with this tour.  You can get all the details here.

For a chance to be included in Cheryl's giveaway leave a comment here on my tour. 

**For more entries visit all the blogs that Cheryl toured on in Oct-Dec. and leave a comment for more chances to win.** 

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?

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.

Cheryl 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.

Read an author interview here.

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

A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours


1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the lovely review of Little Shepherd. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Good luck to all who enter the giveaways.

Wishing you and your readers a blessed Christmas season.