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The Sphinx at Dawn

Two Stories

The Sphinx at Dawn by Madeleine L'Engle
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The bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time takes a fantastical look at the childhood of Jesus in two allegories set in an Egyptian village.

In “Pakko’s Camel,” Yehoshuah, the poor son of a carpenter, befriends Pakko, the arrogant son of a rich merchant. Yehoshuah cares for of Pakko’s camel and shares with him the knowledge of the precious gifts he received from three wise men. But when Yehoshuah’s treasures are taken, he quickly learns that all gifts have a price.
 
In “The Sphinx at Dawn,” Yehoshuah and his camel journey into the desert, where they come across the monstrous, hungry Sphinx. Intrigued and unafraid, Yehoshuah endeavors to answer the Sphinx’s riddles—and in doing so, he begins the real journey of a man with an incredible destiny.
 
Known for both her literary accomplishments as a winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, and her spiritual outlook, Madeleine L’Engle presents two affecting and inspiring tales for readers of any age.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.
 
Open Road Media; February 2017
46 pages; ISBN 9781504041546
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Title: The Sphinx at Dawn
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
 
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9781504041546
9781504049436