Mary's Little Donkey Advent Calendar

Gunhild Sehlin; Illustrated by Hélène Muller

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  • Unfold the Christmas story through the festive period with this beautiful advent calendar
  • Hélène Muller's stunning illustrations make this the perfect addition to a festive home

A beautiful traditional Advent calendar which tells the story, across the 24 windows, of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem with the help of a very special little donkey.

297 x 420 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 2 to 12 years
1 pages
Publication date:
15 Sep 2016


Lift the flaps on this traditionally styled Advent calendar to reveal moments from Gunhild Sehlin's beautiful Christmas story, accompanied by Hélène Muller's exquisite illustrations.

Each of the 24 windows opens to reveal a picture detail from the story and, on the back of the window, a short extract from the words of the story. In that way, the story of Mary and Joseph's journey can be charmingly told, day by day, over the Advent season.

Mary's Little Donkey is also available as a full-length picture book, adapted from Gunhild Sehlin's classic story and sumptuously illustrated by Hélène Muller with marvellous details of the Holy Land.


Gunhild Sehlin (1911-97) was a teacher in the south of Sweden, and then worked with children in Jerusalem and Amman. Her book Mary's Little Donkey has been widely translated into many languages.

Hélène Muller was born in Paris in 1957. The daughter of acclaimed illustrator Gerda Muller, Hélène studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and has illustrated numerous books for children.

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