Dandi Daley Mackall
About Dandi Daley Mackall: Dandi is the author of over 400 books for children. Her first big story was "Why I Want to Be Batboy for the Kansas City A’s," written when she was a 10-year-old tomboy. Although the story won first place, the team wouldn’t let a girl be batboy. Dandi tells this true story in "A Girl Named Dan," a picture book released in 2008. In 2012, her book "The Silence of Murder" won the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Dandi loves animals and lives in West Salem.
ONE SMALL DONKEY (2016): This heartwarming family Christmas story is told from the unlikely perspective of the donkey that is carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Though the donkey wasn’t the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important job all the same. Adults and children alike will love the message about how God has big plans for little ones. (Ages 4-8)