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The Easter Story

A child-friendly and accessible retelling of the Easter story through the eyes of the donkey that carries Jesus into Jerusalem.

Author & Illustrator Brian Wildsmith

Suitable for:  Age 2 to 5 year-olds

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-272729-9
Publication date: 07/02/2008
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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'Once, a long time ago, a little donkey was brought to Jesus.'

The story of Easter is told here through the eyes of the donkey that carried Jesus into the city of Jerusalem. He watches the Last Supper, he sees Jesus brought before Pontius Pilate, he is there when Jesus is crucified, and he witnesses the joy of the resurrection.

Every year, as these events are remembered, this beautiful retelling from Brian Wildsmith is a lovely book to share with children. Brian Wildsmith is one of our most internationally acclaimed picture-book writers and artists. This classic Easter retelling now has a stunning new cover design to appeal to a whole new generation of young Wildsmith fans.

This page was last updated on 11 December 2019 at 04:30 GMT


  • The Easter Story tells this difficult tale gently, and at the right level for the age-group. The introduction of the donkey as a central character is inspirational and the lavish use of gold and colour makes this a special picture book. - The Daily Telegraph
  • Brian Wildsmith ornaments the Easter story with lashings of colour, great splodges of gold and brilliantly-painted angels who hover about. Whether religious or not, there is something in everyone that will always respond to the Easter story. This one works beautifully for four to seven-year-olds. - The Daily Mail
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