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The Little Medicine Carrier (ages 8-12)
The Reward of Childhood Truth (ages 8-12)
Gerrit and His Dog (boys ages 8-12)
The Young Christian (boys ages 10-14)
First Impressions of God (girls ages 5-8)
Behind Mr. Bunyan (girls ages 8-12)
Collector’s Edition: 7 Favorite 19th-Century Stories for Children is a rich, marvelous collection of 7 favorite children’s stories, all originally published in the 1800’s by the American Tract Society. Includes these stories:
First, the famous:
* Farmer Goodwin’s Rule: “Never do anything in the day which it will grieve you to think of at night.”
In addition, these other stories are included:
* Ruth’s Reward
* Little Bill at the Pump
* Who is a Coward?
* The Lost Lamb
* The Good Shepherd
* The Death of Emily
Several illustrations throughout the book.
For ages 8-14.
I had a reason for choosing this particular book. I had been looking for something for a weekend family read-aloud when Dad is at home. Both Ben and his dad enjoy having me read aloud to them. I wanted a collection of short stories, that could be read in 30 minutes and then discussed. This book was just perfect for that.
The book is filled with 7 inspiring, convicting, thought-provoking, Christ-centered stories that teach lessons in diligence, obedience, honesty, faithfulness, and other desirable character traits, in a gentle way, oftentimes sparking much discussion in our home.
Not surprising, “the famous” Farmer Goodwin’s Rule, was our favorite. In fact, the lesson of this story — “Never do anything in the day which it will grieve you to think of at night” — was very timely for Ben. Out of respect for him, I won’t go into the details of his indescretion, but suffice it to say, he was feeling the young boy’s pain in the story. And isn’t this a wonderful lesson for all of us, young and old? In fact, I created this word art with that quote as a reminder. If you click on the image, you can print a copy for yourself, if you’d like.
One of the most interesting details of the book for my word-loving son was some of the 19th-century verbiage used. More than once, we had to stop to discuss what something meant. I was grateful for my Webster’s 1828 dictionary app for a quick reference guide! We definitely added some new vocabulary. This is probably one of the most endearing things about Grace and Truth. They don’t take wonderful classic literature and dumb in down by modernizing the language. I really appreciated that. Charlotte Mason would be proud.
We truly loved this book. I’ve caught Ben carrying it off to read independently more than once. In fact, as I’m writing this review, I can’t even find the book! Ben has undoubtedly confiscated it for his bedtime reading.
Collector’s Edition: 7 19th-Century Stories for Children is currently on sale on the Grace and Truth website for $6.50 (usual price $7.50). It will be a great addition to your home or homeschool library.
Be sure to check out all the other selections the Crew received from Grace and Truth Books. You’re sure to find many other books to fall in love with.
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