The Easter Lamb

The Easter Lamb

by Mark Conte

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The Easter Lamb by Mark Conte

Onthe morning of Good Friday Papa Vianello and his three sons go to the Italian market to buy a live lamb. It is a tradition for the Vianello family to buy a live lamb on Good /Friday, fatten it up all day Friday and Saturday, they it is slaughtered by Papa Vianello, skinned and prepared for their Easter. The children of Juniper street are amazed at having a live lamb on their very street in the Vianello basement. The favored friends are allowed to come into the cellar and pet the lamb and feed it lettuce, but the majority of the children are stationed at the basement's two windows looking at the wonder of a live animal.. The boys name her Delilah and all afternoon there are cries of Delilah
That night, Carlo, the youngest son at five years old begs his brothers to save the lamb from being their Easter dinner and together with Skipper, the little Irish girl next door, Dante, Johnny and Skipper divise a plan to try to save Delilah. The plan is almost perfect.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158611506
Publisher: Mark Conte
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 847 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mark Randolph Conte has published fiction, poetry, articles, interviews and Guest Columns in 67 publications including Yankee, Crazy Horse, Potomac Review, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Philadelphia Daily News, Tallahassee Democrat, New York Arts Journal, Northwest Florida Daily News, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry International, Poet, Devil's Millhopper, Apalachee Quarterly, Snake Nation, Poem, and others. He was Director of the Florida State University Poet Series where he hosted Allen Ginsberg, James Dickey, Maxine Kumin, Amiri Baraka and others. He was appointed Master Poet for the Poet in the Schools program by the Florida Arts Council and Assistant Director of the Center for Participant Education. He has given reading and lectures at the United Nations, University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, Florida State University and other schools and colleges. He has nine books, Midnight Dreams, anthology editor, 1979, Walking on Water, poetry, 1986, Delilah and Other Stories, 2001, The Judas Scroll, poetry, 2004 and Five Days to Eternity, 2005. Of Flesh and Stone, 2009, The Ghost 2013 and The Easter Lamb 2015, The Death of Sherlock Holmes, 2015, Kathy's Songs, poetry, 2016.. The Winds of Will, due May 2017 and A Friend of the Family due December 2017 He had short stories in the anthologies Steps in Time and Love Matters. He won Honorable Mention in the PEN American award in short fiction in 1979 and first prize in poetry in the Barbwire Theater awards. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets and the Authors Guild.

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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite The Easter Lamb by Mark Conte is an inspiring story where a lamb is brought to the Vianello family on Good Friday. They fatten up the lamb on Friday and Saturday and slaughter it for Easter dinner. This year Dante, Johnny and Carlo, the three Vianello boys, along with their Irish neighbor, start liking the lamb which is brought home. They name her Delilah and they enjoy playing with her. The family is not too happy with the kids playing with the lamb. The kids make a plan to save her from being slaughtered. Will they be able to rescue Delilah from being slaughtered? If so, what is their plan to rescue her? The story is adorable and will make readers laugh and, at the same time, feel for the kids who do not want to slaughter the Easter lamb. Their feelings for the lamb are tangible and also relatable, and readers can identify with the kids' feelings towards the Easter lamb. These feelings evoke sensitivity and love. It's a good bedtime storybook, and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids and grandkids. Delilah is an adorable lamb and the readers will also love her.  It's an inspiring story of love and kindness, and it's heartwarming to read how the kids try to rescue Delilah from becoming Easter dinner. The story is simple and will touch the hearts of readers in a big way.