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Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most
     

Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most

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by Mike Huckabee
 

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The New York Times bestseller that’s perfect for any parent or Grandparent
 
A few years ago, Mike Huckabee began drafting a series of letters to his grandchildren, Chandler and Scarlett, about the things that matter most: faith, love, family, overcoming adversity, and staying true to your values in the face of failure and temptation.

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The New York Times bestseller that’s perfect for any parent or Grandparent
 
A few years ago, Mike Huckabee began drafting a series of letters to his grandchildren, Chandler and Scarlett, about the things that matter most: faith, love, family, overcoming adversity, and staying true to your values in the face of failure and temptation.
 
Those letters are collected in this charming and inspirational bestseller, full of personal stories. They are nonpolitical and have universal appeal, no matter what your age, religion, or personal situation. We can all benefit from what Huckabee wishes he had known during tough times, rather than learning the hard way.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Former Arkansas governor, presidential candidate, and current Fox News talk show host, Huckabee (A Simple Christmas) puts his trademark folksiness to use in a staged set of “grandpa’s letters” to his one-year-old grandson, Chandler, and baby granddaughter, Scarlett. He hopes the two children will establish a “personal relationship with the Creator of All Things” and tells Chandler and Scarlett to be kind, especially to the less fortunate. He discusses love and marriage, the environment, and even creativity in decent, heartwarming ways, constantly referring to himself as “grandpa” for effect. In one pleasant chapter Huckabee makes the convincing case that pets, especially dogs, “make us better humans.” He endorses patriotism and military heroism. Huckabee’s down-home style attracts a loyal crowd from agrarian pietists to Tea Party activists. Here, nothing complex tugs at Huckabee’s reassuring, anodyne thoughts, though that is likely a limitation of the form. However, he affirms values that are worth reiterating, even if he does so in treacly ways, and his easy-to-read essays will reinforce his admirers’ fixed ideas. Agent: Frank Breeden, Premiere Authors Literary Agency. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
“Mike Huckabee has written a book that touches all the bases, from hilarity to profun­dity. I loved it and so will you.”

BOB BARKER

“As grandparents, we want to leave something behind to our grandchildren, ensuring that our memory lives on. Governor Huckabee's book is a perfect example of what we will do in order to preserve our legacy so that future generations will continue to feel our presence.”

NEIL SEDAKA

“It is so very important to always have one's eye on the young-to nurture them and rear them in the most loving and intelligent of ways. Mr. Huckabee understands this and acts accordingly. He does it with grace and with wisdom. Thank you, sir.”

ROBERT DUVALL

“Chandler and Scarlett are lucky to have a grandfather as thoughtful and caring as Mike Huckabee. This series of heartfelt and deeply personal letters speaks not only to his grandchildren but also delivers a universal message of hope and love-life lessons that any parent or grandparent would want to pass on.”

JOAN LUNDEN

Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett is refreshing and uplifting-with simple and rare life les­sons that we can all learn something from. Mike Huckabee is full of class and humbly shows it off in this book!”
JOSH TURNER

“As a grandfather of eleven, I clearly understand Governor Huckabee's great expectations for his grandchildren. These love letters will inspire every reader to love not just in word but in deed. You will see how to communicate love, offer wisdom, and enjoy special time with your grandchildren, while helping to protect their future.”

JAMES ROBISON

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595231062
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Mike Huckabee has written a book that touches all the bases, from hilarity to profun­dity. I loved it and so will you.”
—BOB BARKER
 
“As grandparents, we want to leave something behind to our grandchildren, ensuring that our memory lives on. Governor Huckabee’s book is a perfect example of what we will do in order to preserve our legacy so that future generations will continue to feel our presence.”
—NEIL SEDAKA
 
“It is so very important to always have one’s eye on the young—to nurture them and rear them in the most loving and intelligent of ways. Mr. Huckabee understands this and acts accordingly. He does it with grace and with wisdom. Thank you, sir.”
—ROBERT DUVALL
 
“Chandler and Scarlett are lucky to have a grandfather as thoughtful and caring as Mike Huckabee. This series of heartfelt and deeply personal letters speaks not only to his grandchildren but also delivers a universal message of hope and love—life lessons that any parent or grandparent would want to pass on.”
—JOAN LUNDEN
 
Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett is refreshing and uplifting—with simple and rare life les­sons that we can all learn something from. Mike Huckabee is full of class and humbly shows it off in this book!”
—JOSH TURNER
 
“As a grandfather of eleven, I clearly understand Governor Huckabee’s great expectations for his grandchildren. These love letters will inspire every reader to love not just in word but in deed. You will see how to communicate love, offer wisdom, and enjoy special time with your grandchildren, while helping to protect their future.”
—JAMES ROBISON

Meet the Author

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, hosts Huckabee on Fox News and The Mike Huckabee Show on Cumulus Radio. His previous books include New York Times bestsellers A Simple Christmas and A Simple Government.
 
Visit www.mikehuckabee.com

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Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My children never got to know their Grandpa so I'm always trying to give him a life through stories, jokes and words of wisdom he gave to me along life's way. The values in this book are those also of my dad so I'm giving each of my three boys a copy to help them along life's way. Thank you Mr. Huckabee for being so honest and open about life. The loving way in which this is written will be a book to pass on to your children's children. A wonderful read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
gov mike huckabee has writtion a fantastic collection of letters to his grand children so that they can have something to remember him by it is his thoughts on parents education work God loving thy neibor america love and marriage pain the enviorment and many other topics that are close to his heart. this is a book that everyone can relate to not just grand parents and parents it is for everyone it would truly make a great gift idea for the holidays or the perfect birthday