Donkeys' Tales/ Donkey's Easter Tale CD
"Suzanne Mann's warm and lyrical narration of Adele Colvin's stories, combined with the stunning soundtrack by Andy Meginniss and Shaun Pezant, make this recording a true masterpiece."
Above comment from Bobby Horton: music historian, contributor to all of Ken Burns' series on PBS including The Civil War, Thomas Jefferson, Baseball, Lewis and Clark, The National Parks and others:
Pictured is the cover of the just released CD. Andy Meginniss plays guitar, sings and composed the Easter song titled "Among the Blessed" for The Donkey's Easter Tale. Shaun Pezant plays keyboard and composed some of the original music that underlies Suzanne Mann's narration of the stories. The song running throughout The Donkeys' Tales and much of the music underlying the narration in both books was composed by Adele Colvin.
Publishers' Weekly......."Colvin's sentimental tale is just right for a Christmas read-aloud."
On Christmas night, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger, surrounded by animals, among them, a donkey. Near the end of his life on Earth, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday on the back of a donkey. When author Adele Colvin realized that the Bible makes mention of this lowly animal at both momentous occasions in the life of Christ, she began to consider the relationship between the animals and crafted these two stories.Inspired by Scripture, these tales present Jesus' complete life story as witnessed by a very blessed family of humble donkeys. Two original songs enhance this touching and moving account of Christ's life, narrated over a delicately orchestrated musical setting. From Christ's birth and childhood to his ride into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Crucifixion, and glorious Resurrection, the life of Jesus is celebrated here by the modest animals who share the true meaning of what it is to love and serve him.