is the Tesuque (Ta zoo’ key) Valley, just a few miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the author and his two brothers and two sisters grew up. The story is wrapped in a warm Hispanic blanket. Raphael’s family business in the story is renting out his burros to the townsfolk who do not have a burro of their own. The burros are rented out for travel, pulling carts, plowing fields and carrying goods from the market.

The setting for a Burro's Tale,

is really about the coming of age that all youngsters eventually face and learning to take his responsibilities seriously. Kids can be cruel, and Pedro’s peer group in the story is no different. In order to gain acceptance, he must learn to ignore the relentless teasing from the other burros on the ranch (and a couple of mischievous horseflies) and work very hard to prove his worth. 

Pedro's journey in the story

many valuable life lessons that all kids and young adults will relate to, because they will all go through them one day, or are being tested at this very moment. At all cost, it’s about doing the right thing.

A Burro’s Tale is filled with

of the first Christmas. Raphael and his family have accompanied Maria and Joseph to Bethlehem. Raphael’s youngest burro, Pedro, was the only burro left in his stable to bring along in order to assist Maria on their journey. Little did they know, that they would all be present at the very beginning, of the greatest story ever told.

A Burro’s Tale is the story

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A Burro’s Tale is published by Christian Faith Publishing. There are three printed versions of the story available. The full story, to be enjoyed by a reading level of 10 up to 110, a children’s illustrated version in English and a children’s illustrated version in Spanish. All three versions of the story are also offered in the most popular eBook formats; Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Apple iPad/iPhone.  

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5 star reviews

From our readers

captivating, a must read

What a heart felt story. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. You will be captivated through out the journey that these little Burro's take. If you have ever been around horses, you will appreciate the authors ability to bring these characters to life in such a realistic manner. You will laugh at some of their antics and cry at some of their predicaments. I guarantee you will be able to relate with each and every Burro. Perfect for everyone in the family to enjoy.

October 30, 2011 -

5 star reviews

from our readers

WOW! Loved this book!

I read this book not knowing what to expect. Wow, was I impressed. It's been a while since I've read a book that truly grabs my heart and tickles my sides at the same time. After I read the book, I gave it to my cousin who is a teacher and she read it to her students and they loved it. She loved it so much, she is making it part of her class tradition every year! It has something for everyone. I could imagine this book being a great animated cartoon some day.

October 21, 2011 -

5 star reviews

from our readers

worth every cent

This beautiful story will be read to my little ones the year and for years to come. This is really something special that everyone should read. Not just for the children, but a wonderful story for the whole family. The fact that it takes place in a part of the country where I grew up and spent my youth just makes it that much more special. I love it!!

October 7, 2011 -

5 star reviews

from our readers

Best Children's Burro Story!!!

This story just melted my heart. I actually read it twice, as this is where I grew up. It is a heartwarming story with many little morals along the way. Good job, P.J. Day, I will look forward to more from you!!

October 4, 2011 -

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A Burros Tale

This is a wonderful...easy reading grandchildern ages 8 and 10 ys of age " Love" reading the the journey of the Little Donkey...Great reading by a fire side on a cold winters day...At least thats when the children enjoy it the most!! I "Highly recommend", this one... long lasting family memories spent together. 

October 26, 2011 -

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Illustrated childrens' version

I loved the pictures of the burros in this book. The little ones will fall in love with them. It also has a wonderful simple story. 

April 29, 2013 -

about the

P.J. adopted a one-year old baby burro in 2012 from the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center in Reno. He is of course named Pedro, and is the mascot for Pedro in "A Burro’s Tale". P.J. travels with Pedro introducing others to Pedro’s amazing story that leads up to the miracle of the first Christmas.


past events

In November 2019 Pedro and P.J. embarked on a 4500 mile pilgrimage through the Southwest, introducing children to Pedro’s heartwarming story of the first Christmas.

Follow Pedro and P.J. on Instagram @pedrotheburro

Meeting the real Pedro!


Vaya con Dios!

Thanks for visiting!

-Pedro and P.J.