Lorelei the Firefly by Janice Blanchett

Janice Blanchett brings the story of Noah’s Ark to life in a new way with Lorelei the Firefly.

Lorelei loves primrose flowers and adventures. On one of her nightly visits, she discovers Noah, who has received direction from God to build an Ark. Lorelei visits Noah night after night until the Ark is completed. Little does she know that she is about to embark on one of her greatest adventures of all.

This is a delightful story. Blanchett’s tale brings you a new way to share the familiar story of Noah’s Ark, but there is really so much more to this adventure, because Lorelei learns a valuable lesson in the process.

Jack Foster provides the artwork for this adorable story. That’s how I learned about Lorelei the Firefly. HIs work is instantly recognizable to me after all these years. I loved the colors he used for this book.

If you enjoy Bible stories, fictional characters placed in historical settings, or touching stories where young readers are having so much fun they may not realize they are learning, pick up a copy of Lorelei the Firefly.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • ASIN ‏ : β€ŽΒ B09WPT17HJ
  • Publisher ‏ : β€ŽΒ Janice Blanchett (March 28, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : β€ŽΒ English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€ŽΒ 31 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 979-8985182538

I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Annabella’s Crown by Jeanne Dennis & Christine St. Jacques

A beautifully told parable about God’s love and living a life that honors him awaits your pre-teen reader in Annabella’s Crown by Jeanne Dennis and Christine St. Jacques.

Told from the eyes of Leopold, the royal cat, this story finds Princess Annabella and her two sisters receiving boxes of jewels from their father. When the gems begin to disappear, Annabella’s two sisters set out to uncover the mystery. But Annabella would rather just have fun, until she finds jewels in their crowns. She can’t understand why her own crown remains plain.

This is a moving and delightful story about developing a loving relationship with God. The reader witnesses a meaningful change in Annabella throughout the story. She is uninterested in learning the mystery behind her disappearing jewels and gets more and more frustrated as she watches the jewels appear on her sisters’ crowns. As her father continues to engage her, she brushes him off, until she gets to a place where she realizes that her actions have brought about consequences. Then she can reflect and figure out what the real treasure is.

The authors have created a very cat-like cat in Leopold. His storytelling makes this book even more enjoyable. As a cat owner, he gave me more than one chuckle along the way. They have also included a discussion about being the heavenly King’s child and there is a space for the young person to add their photo to the opposite page to declare themselves as a forever child of the heavenly King.

Dennis created the stunning artwork for Annabella’s Crown. Rich in color and detail, each illustration covers half of a two-page spread with the exception of page 31, which is in full color.

This engaging story will inspire young readers with its powerful message.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€ŽΒ Elk Lake Publishing Inc (August 5, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€ŽΒ English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€ŽΒ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 1649493223
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 978-1649493224
  • Reading age ‏ : β€ŽΒ 8 – 12 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : β€ŽΒ 5.4 ounces
  • Purchase here

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

The Light We Cannot See by Chris Manion

The Light We Cannot See by Chris Manion is a beautifully told, rhyming story of angels guiding children in heaven to a toy store where they can play through the night in a light the adults cannot see.

Coping with the loss of a sibling, child, or young friend is not easy. Child whisperer and award-winning author, Chris Manion, has woven this touching and heartwarming story of lost little ones being guided to playtime by angels who care for those who God has called home.

Jack Foster, one of my favorite artists, provides the charming illustrations for this story with a powerful message that has the ability to comfort children and adults alike. I appreciate the diverse characters reflected in his illustrations, so that readers can connect with the story on a personal level.

Manion has taken a challenging topic and broken it down into a story filled with light, love, and joy. The Light We Cannot See will touch lives and uplift the brokenhearted. A true treasure.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. (September 10, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€Ž 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€Ž 1649493657
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 978-1649493651

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Josie by Susan Lowe and Diane Iverson

An incredible based on real life story of faith and survival is what you’ll find in Josie by Susan Lowe and Diane Iverson.

Everyone breathes a sigh of relief once Hitler is defeated. But, for young Josie Trollmann and her older brother, Andreas, the horrors are just beginning. When the communist leader of Yugoslavia attempts to wipe out the ethnic Germans, four-year-old Josie and twelve-year-old Andreas are separated from their family and sent to a concentration camp. Then Josie finds herself at the death camp, Rudolfsnad. Scared and alone, she must keep praying for her survival and to be reunited with her family again.

Wow! Every once in a while a story touches your heart and you know you won’t soon forget it. JosieΒ is that story. This amazing little girl endures so much on her journey. To think of a four-year-old girl being ripped away from her parents and grandparents and then finding herself alone in a death camp, it makes my eyes well up. Each time you think things will be okay, that safety and security Josie grasps for only moments is ripped away from her. Yet, she prays and prays and focuses on her survival and her desire to see her family again. Through mistreatment and undernourishment and illness, Josie prays for God to get home safely.

This inspiring story is written by Josie’s daughter and niece. What a touching tribute to a person I am so glad I got a chance to meet through the pages of this story. The Epilogue provides additional information about Josie and her family, which draws the reader even closer to them.

 

Josie by Susan Lowe and Diane Iverson is a must read for history lovers and those who enjoy incredible stories of faith and courage.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

File Size: 1260 KB
Print Length: 137 pages
Publisher: Susan Lowe; 1 edition (December 20, 2015)
Publication Date: December 20, 2015
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B019MEN4SE

I received a digital copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Blogging at Christian Children’s Authors – Book Review of To the Moon and Back by Kathi Macias

 

For some reason I have been a day ahead all week. So you’ll find my post at Christian Children’s Authors–a review of the novel,Β To the Moon and BackΒ by Kathi Macias, today atΒ http://christianchildrensauthors.com/2018/02/01/book-review-to-the-moon-and-back-by-kathi-macias/