Category Archives: Children’s Fiction

‘Tis the Season – to Try a Little Dickens!

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens “Who can listen to objections regarding such a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.” – William M. Thackeray on … Continue reading

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A Christian Fable for Children: “So Much the Better”

So Much The Better by Megan Means “When I encountered you, Ari, you caused me to look at life differently. The ways of my world seemed clearly wrong. I was puzzled. I was changed. I was bewildered. So, I had … Continue reading

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Archibald Zwick: A Modern Christian “Everyteen”

Archibald Zwick and the Eight Towers by Robert Leslie Palmer   Humility is the path to freedom. Mourning leads to change. Surrender is gain. Morality is possible only when it is impossible. After reading my review of the Christian classic, … Continue reading

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A Story of the Danish Resistance and its role in saving the Jews: Number the Stars

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem; he gathers in the scattered sons of Israel. It is he who heals the broken in spirit and binds up their wounds, he who numbers the stars one by … Continue reading

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The Rhyme and Reason of Words and Numbers: The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster “Words and numbers are of equal value, for, in the cloak of knowledge, one is warp and the other woof. It is no more important to count the sands than it is to name … Continue reading

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Confronting the Horrors of Slavery: Slave Dancer

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox “I danced the slaves under Stout’s watchful eye…But in truth I was so agitated I could hardly make my fingers work on the fife…I could not help but see the wretched shambling men and … Continue reading

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