A BURRO'S TALE: A New Christmas Story by P.J. Day that Leaves readers Believing that All is Right in the World.

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A BURRO'S TALE is the story of one young burro coming of age, and the important task he completes that gains him the acceptance he has longed for from the adult working burros and inadvertanly places him at the heart of perhaps the most famous story ever told. A BURRO'S TALE is a new Christmas story released by the author, P J Day just in time for the Christmas season.

The Whole Gang!

A Burro's Tale is an exciting, heartwarming, new twist on an age old story. Prepare to be whisked away to a magical time, as you see daily life through the characters eyes. A Burro's Tale is a must read for the whole family!


A Burro's Tale is a magical mixture of fact and fiction and is meant to whisk the reader away to a simpler time, when the little everyday things in life were the important things. The setting for this story is Old Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the surrounding valleys. Jerusalem, for the purposes of this story, has been transformed into Old Santa Fe, and the story has a warm Hispanic blanket wrapped around it.

The story takes place at a time when burros were at the center of commerce, used for travel, plowing fields, pulling carts, and carrying goods from the market. Raphael's family lives close to the land, and the family business is renting out burros to the townsfolk who do not have the facilities to keep a burro of their own. He is known for having some of the finest working burros in the valley, and the burros in his stable pride themselves on putting forth their best effort in gratitude for the excellent care Raphael provides for them.

Raphael has employed a local carpenter throughout the summer to help with some repairs around the ranch. As their friendship grows, Raphael learns that Joseph's wife, Maria, is going to have a child. Winter is rolling in, and everyone in the area is grumbling over a mandate from the capital stating that they must all travel to the city for a census. Raphael's burros have all been rented, with the exception of Pedro, when Joseph and Maria arrive in need of a burro to assist them on their journey. Raphael's family accompanies Joseph, Maria, and Pedro on the trip, and they unexpectedly wind up smack-dab in the middle of the first Christmas.

The story is meant to be enjoyed by the whole family, and in particular, leave the teens and young adults with the understanding that a strong work ethic and having pride in a job well done, will follow them and benefit them for the rest of their lives.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, a must read for this holiday season, October 30, 2011
By Barbara McKinnies - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Burro's Tale (Kindle Edition)

What a heartfelt story. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. You will be captivated throughout the journey that these little Burro's take. If you have ever been around horses, you will appreciate the author’s ability to bring these characters to life in such a realistic manner. You will laugh at some of their antics and cry at some of their predicaments. I guarantee you will be able to relate with each and every Burro. Perfect for everyone in the family to enjoy. I look forward to the next set of adventures this gang goes on. There must be a sequel; it is too good to stop here! Don't disappoint us PJ Day, you are an incredible story teller!

5.0 out of 5 stars A Burros Tale, October 26, 2011
By mustangsally2255 - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Burro's Tale (Kindle Edition)
This is a wonderful...easy reading tale...my grandchildren ages 8 and 10 years of age " Love" reading the journey of the Little Donkey...Great reading by a fire side on a cold winters day...At least that’s when the children enjoy it the most!! I “Highly recommended ", this one... long lasting family memories spent together. Mustangsally2255. (from Ohio)

5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! Loved this book!, October 21, 2011
By Mike Heaivilin (Sparks, Nevada United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Burro's Tale (Kindle Edition)
I read this book not knowing what to expect. Wow, was I impressed. It's been a while since I've read a book that truly grabs my heart and tickles my sides at the same time. After I read the book, I gave it to my cousin who is a teacher and she read it to her students and they loved it. She loved it so much, she is making it part of her class tradition every year! It has something for everyone. I could imagine this book being a great animated cartoon some day.

5.0 out of 5 stars worth every cent, October 7, 2011
By oldJLo - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Burro's Tale (Kindle Edition)
This beautiful story will be read to my little ones the year and for years to come. This is really something special that everyone should read. Not just for the children, but a wonderful story for the whole family. The fact that it takes place in a part of the country where I grew up and spent my youth just makes it that much more special. I love it!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Bonnie Souleyret, October 6, 2011
By Bonnie Souleyret - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Burro's Tale (Kindle Edition)
What a wonderful, beautiful, brilliant story. I fell in love with this book. Reading it was like living it. If you can capture my attention long enough to get to that level then I know this is a very special book. The story is so vivid, so real. Once you read it you will feel every little thing that goes on in this beautiful story. Just close your eyes and visualize. This story is perfect for people of all ages. Adults will love it, children will love it, men, women, boys and girls. It will make you laugh and cry, yet you can't stop reading it. I looked forward to every chapter, a new day, a new event. I love, love, love this book. I hope to see this on the big screen soon. Read it, live it, love it! Credit also goes to the artist who captured every tiny detail. The burros are beautiful, each with their own personalities.

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Children's Burro Story!!!, October 4, 2011
By Jen M. - See all my reviews
This review is from: A Burro's Tale (Kindle Edition)
This story just melted my heart. I actually read it twice, as this is where I grew up. It is a heartwarming story with many little morals along the way. Good job, P.J. Day, I will look forward to more from you!!


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