In this charming work of historical fiction, we meet Giorgio, the widowed blacksmith's son, and his beloved donkey, Franca. As they go about their daily routine of work and play, little do they suspect they're about to have an extraordinary encounter with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
Meet young Giorgio. He's the son of a blacksmith, lives in medieval Turin, Italy, and loves his pet donkey, Franca. Together they go charging around Giorgio's hometown, running errands, performing for his neighbors, and generally having a great time with his friends. But his father hasn't been the same since his mother's death, and Giorgio, his family, and the whole town of Turin could use a miracle.
Then, one day, Franca runs away.
Giorgio prays for heavenly help - a prayer that's answered when the people of Turin have a miraculous encounter with the Eucharistic Lord.
Perfect for fifth grade and up, Giorgio's Miracle is an entertaining tale of faith, family, and the merciful miracles of our loving God.