School Library JournalGr 6-9 ``Once upon a time there was a lad, with boyhood behind him and manhood close, who heard the call of the King to follow him to the Enchanted City. . . .'' The lad, Hero, heeds the call of the King, and so begin the adventures and challenges in Tales of the Resistance, a series of allegorical Christian stories which form the sequel to the author's Tales of the Kingdom (Cook, 1983). The writing is good and the tales are engrossing. Readers, however, should be forewarned that many fundamentalists will probably find this mystical, inner-city ``Dungeons and Dragons'' portrayal of Christ and Christianity objectionable. Stockman's colorful bordered illustrations, reminiscent of Trina Schart Hyman's fine work, add significantly to the feeling and tone of the book. Jerry Flack, Univ . of Colorado, Colorado Springs
- Cook, David C
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.32(w) x 10.31(h) x 0.48(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 - 12 Years
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These books were a gift from the author replacing them is esential.I read them myself and to all 6 of my children over and over again, But my favorite story was the Juggler finding my own rythum what a fantastic way to relate each childs differences are blessed by GOd.
I grew up with my father reading us one chapter of these stories a night before we went to bed. I loved then then and i still love them and I will raise my children on them. They combine the magic of a child's imagination and good christian values, and stories.
this is the most Christian, encouraging story I have read.
Very good story! It says the book is for 8-12 years of age but I'm 36 and I loved it. Very powerful. Teaches that you can be loved even if you have defect. Even a small child can be used for good by the King.