Themes: Advent, Christmas, Wise Men, Journey, Call, Birth of Jesus, Adventure, Nativity
As three kings set out across the desert to follow a star to a little town called Bethlehem, a fourth king is racing to catch up with them. A thrilling but dangerous adventure awaits him; an adventure that will demand courage, strength, hope and a trust camel! Will brave King Mazzel make it to the stable in time… or will his journey have been in vain?
This book by Ted Sieger is based on an animation made a number of years ago which told the story of King Mazzel, the fourth King that se off to follow the star to the new born baby Jesus. King Mazzel sees the star in the sky calling for him to follow it. On his journey he fails to meet up with the other three Kings because he keeps on running into people needing help, a plant needing water, slaves needing to be set free, lost merchants needing a map.
As his journey continues he experiences what seem to be continual setbacks, will he make it to see the baby Jesus? Read it and find out!
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