Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life by Peter J. Leithart, Toni Wall |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life

Wise Words: Family Stories That Bring the Proverbs to Life

by Peter J. Leithart
     
 

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In the tradition of Grimm's fairytales, Peter Leithart has produced a wonderful collection of whimsical, yet meaningful, bedtime stories. The characters in each story are as varied as the biblical proverbs they reveal. Meet a chatty squirrel with a secret, or find out what happens when you run up against the Ministry of Nasty Smells. Sure to delight children ages five

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In the tradition of Grimm's fairytales, Peter Leithart has produced a wonderful collection of whimsical, yet meaningful, bedtime stories. The characters in each story are as varied as the biblical proverbs they reveal. Meet a chatty squirrel with a secret, or find out what happens when you run up against the Ministry of Nasty Smells. Sure to delight children ages five and up, but no promises they'll be asleep by the time the story's over.

From the preface: "My intention in Wise Words was to write stories that would appeal to children as stories; that would challenge parents who read to their children; that would illustrate biblical proverbs; and that would borrow imagery, plots, characters, settings, and themes from the Bible. Whether my stories appeal to children—other than my own, of course, who are deeply prejudiced—or challenge adults is, I suppose, for children and adults to judge."

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Don't make the same mistake I did; the title was so uninviting I let this book sit unread for nearly a year. This is a fabulous collection of original fairy tales, each story short enough to serve as good bedtime reading. Princes, kings, talking animals, dragons and peasants populate these tales, all with a clear message to convey in an entertaining manner. Many have a clear biblical theme, such as the servant who has difficulty keeping to the narrow path until guided by the prince. A quotation from the book of Proverbs concludes each story; I occasionally found the association somewhat obtuse. Woodcuts illustrate the tales. These stories are just plain fun, and may also serve as a springboard for discussing values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591280149
Publisher:
Canon Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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