What the Shepherd Saw, by Selma LagerloffSkandisk
This picture book edition of Selma Lagerlof’s classic tale tells of a shepherd whose heart and life are forever changed when he meets a strange man who says: “Dear friends, help me! My wife has just given birth to a child, and I must make a fire to warm her and the little one.” The shepherd is astonished by the actions of the stranger . . . when the dogs don’t bite him, the sheep don’t run, and the fire doesn’t scorch him. And when the shepherd follows the stranger, he discovers the true spirit of Christmas.
Translated from Swedish, and beautifully illustrated by Maja Dusikova.