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Paul Gallico's The Small Miracle

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The first-ever picture- book version of Paul Gallico's classic story of friendship and faith

"Once there was a boy named Pepino who lived in the mountain town of Assisi. He had no mother. He had no father. He lived in a stable with his donkey, Violetta.
Violetta was everything to Pepino."

Then one day Violetta gets sick, and nothing seems to help. Pepino is sure that if he ca
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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“A Pilgrimage of Faith”

Sometime after WW2 in the little village of Assisi, Italy a ten-year-old orphan boy named Peppino made meager street living with his faithful donkey, Violetta. Because she served as his companion, friend and beast of burden he was greatly concerned by her declining health, but veterinary advice was disheartening. Trusting in the compassionate advice of the local priest, Father Damico, the desperate boy is determined to seek the aid of the great Saint Francis himself, whos
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May 16, 2015 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it
Faith can move mountains, save lives and change the world. The Catholic Church has proclaimed and registered countless saints. Each has its own story and individual prowess. One undeniable trait of man is that of exaggeration and this has been observed, proven and documented countless times. Could these acclamations of saint’s feats be true or are they partly or completely merely hyperboles? If this is true, how have they and their proclaimed abilities stood the test of time? This is done ...more
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