THE WELL OF THE STAR by Elisabeth Goudge

THE WELL OF THE STAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This seems to be a year of tiny Christmas stories, and here is another. Once again, too, the familiar Gospel story of the shepherds and the wise men is extended to include a peasant lad, who meets St. Michael guarding the deserted flocks, and gains courage from him to go, alone, to the wishing well, there to wish for the wherewithal to bring food and medicine to his poverty stricken home. The wise men, kings from the Orient, meet him there, and he guides them to Bethlehem -- and joints them in adoration of the infant saviour, giving as his gift, the shepherd's pipe, his one treasure. How he wins the wish of the well brings the story to its close. Not a particularly significant addition to Elisabeth Goudge's list of writings -- and slight for the price.

Publisher: Coward, McCann