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The King and The Shepherd Boy

Sam Brewster and Hannah Green


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The King and The Shepherd Boy

Sam Brewster and Hannah Green


The king and the shepherd boy gazed above
At a beautiful starlit night
The shepherd boy dozed as the Eastern king rose
For one star was unusually bright. 
He ran to his friends with their scrolls and their pens
(In truth they were Magi, not kings)
"Come quick! Let us hurry! Too long have we studied!
This star can mean only one thing!
One thing, one thing,
This star can mean only one thing!


This imaginatively illustrated book tells the story of what happened when a poor shepherd boy and a rich king met a very special baby. Although very different, both discover that Jesus is the saviour everyone needs, no matter who they are.

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Suggested age: 4-7 years.

Product Dimensions: 21cm x 21cm

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5.0 based on 2 reviews

The King and The Shepherd Boy

This picture book gives a poetic retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth and why He came – to be our Saviour! The book is written in verse and this makes it enjoyable to read aloud. The author draws a contrast between a shepherd boy and a king, both in need of a saviour despite their differences and both finding their saviour in Jesus. This book was enjoyed by a 6 and 4 year old and frequent re–readings were requested! The illustrations are attractive and engaging. This could work well as a gift but it would be best to read together with an adult so that concepts like sin and why we need a saviour could be discussed as they arise in the story.

Mairi de la Haye

The King and The Shepherd Boy

Every Christmas Christians love to talk about the gift that Jesus is and the gift of salvation that He makes possible. But do we highlight that Jesus is the Saviour for all kinds of people? This short children’s book does a great job at just that. Sam Brewster looks at the birth of Jesus from the perspective of a King (the Magi) and a shepherd boy. Sam highlights the joy that these two very different people have when they meet the Saviour that they both need. Sam brings it home highlighting the fact that Jesus came to die, for the great and the small, Jesus came to die to be a Saviour for all.

Alistair Chalmers

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