• A Puzzling Pair

    A Puzzling PairA Puzzling Pair by Amy Le Feuvre.

    The young twins, Guy and Berry, heard a sermon about Christ’s second coming and they wondered if they were ready. Guy drew a picture of people being raised with Christ and went around asking people if they would like to be in the picture. The question challenged people to evaluate their own readiness. “The independence of the twins was a great puzzle to their stepmother,” but the spirited children were good witnesses for Christ through their innocent ways.

    Paperback 6X9, 144 pages. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281468

  • A Thorny Path

    A Thorny PathA Thorny Path by Hesba Stretton.

    A Thorny Path, the title taken from a German hymn, refers to a life that is not always rosy. Chance meetings, charitable deeds and hardships on London's streets combine into a heartwarming story. We follow a life weary Hagar that made a bad decision because of her extreme circumstances, a woman in whom blossomed spiritual renewal, and a person that modeled the love of Christ. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"-John 15:13.

    Paperback, 134 pages, 9 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN  9781935626015

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  • Alone in London

    ail1 1Alone in London by Hesba Stretton.

    James Oliver lived alone in London and worked in his newspaper shop. He had an unusually open relationship with Jesus, whom he talked to as a personal friend. One day he found Dolly, a little girl, alone in the shop. Tony, a street boy, had fended for himself and needed a place to sleep at night. These three isolated people came together and formed a family. Tension came between Oliver who wanted to care for the downtrodden, and Aunt Charlotte who wanted to maintain a life of respectability. An important verse is Matthew 25:40: "Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these, ye did it unto me."—Curiosmith (2013).

    Paperback 6X9, 102 pages, 4 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626732

  • Ben's Lady

    Ben's LadyBen's Lady by Ruth Lamb.

    Young Ben Ashton works the street, earning a "copper" as a package carrier. A lady customer takes an interest in Ben and helps him prosper. A rescued homeless man known only by his bed number becomes very important. This Victorian children's story, written in 1889, by Ruth Lamb, portrays unconditional Christian love and the power of prayer.

    Paperback, 1 Illustration, 58 pages.

    ISBN  9780981750514; LCCN  2008929398; Amazon.com link

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  • Brownie

    BrownieBrownie by Amy Le Feuvre.

    Brownie is aptly described as a young girl having "a tiny, rather delicate little face, with large brown eyes, looking out of a frame of thick brown tresses." Her mother, Mrs. Eustace makes her living by writing  stories. Brownie and Buffie were playing in the woods when they heard what sounded like an angel, and Angelo became their new friend. Brownie tells Angelo about Jesus, but he has barely heard of the name. Soon Angelo needed a new guardian and they thought that God would miraculously provide for him, but this did not happen without the testing of their faith.

    Paperback 6X9, 166 pages, 4 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626701

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  • Bulbs and Blossoms

    Bulbs and BlossomsBulbs and Blossoms by Amy Le Feuvre.

    The children, Roland and Olive, came from India to visit their four aunts. Old Bob grew flowers and liked to show them to the children. He kept one flower pot in his window for every family member whom had passed away, as a remembrance of their resurrection. As old Bob said, "Life out of death, my dears. That is the lesson of those lilies. The good Lord has never failed to teach me from them every Easter." Important verses are 1 Peter 3:18—"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit;" and Revelation 6:11—"And white robes were given unto every one of them, and it was said unto them that they should rest yet for a little season."

    Paperback 6X9, 44 pages, 16 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626787

  • Divine and Moral Songs for Children

    Divine and Moral SOngs for ChildrenDivine and Moral Songs for Children by Isaac Watts.

    Divine Songs, the first part of this collection, was published in 1715. It was several years later when the Moral Songs were added. Isaac Watts points to Ephesians 5:19, to "teach and admonish one another by hymns and songs," as his motivation for writing the hymns. In the past, this song collection was very popular and the editions numbered in the hundreds. We are instructed by Isaac Watts, in his preface, to sing these songs with well-known psalm tunes that were popular in his day.

    Paperback 6X9, 60 pages, 10 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN  9781935626367

  • Duty Is Safety or Troublesome Tom

    Duty Is SafetyDuty Is Safety or Troublesome Tom by Mary Martha Sherwood.

    Ten year old Tom Page found trouble very easily. When he ran away from angry boys he became lost and examined his ways. Tom's heart changed and turned to God. "Duty is Safety: let a child act dutifully, that is, in obedience to the will of his parents, and masters and he is on the way of safety—let him go against their will and he makes to himself as many foes as he has acquaintances." Also included is the story of "Betsy Bartlett." Fourteen year old Betsy could not bear being found fault with, and she had a bad temper. She took a job as a nursemaid, and when corrected in her duties, she started to cry. She was given good advice: "Ask for God's help and put your trust in him alone." "Pray for grace to look upon the favor of your heavenly Father as the chief end in all you do."

    Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 21 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281376;

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  • Eric's Good News

    Eric's Good NewsEric's Good News by Amy Le Feuvre.

    Young Eric was disappointed as he sat trying to get well. Captain Graham, a stranger he met on the beach, became a good friend. One day his dog retrieved an old book, the Gospel of Mark, from the ocean and it was used by God for opening his mind to Jesus. Eventually Eric's whole disposition was changed and he was made happy in Christ. Eric became a positive influence in the lives of those around him. A quote from the book: "'Ah! well!' he muttered, 'I envy that child's faith and happiness, and more than half feel inclined to follow his example. It is not a religion he has got hold of, but a real Person—it makes a vast difference, I fancy!'"

    Paperback 6X9, 46 pages, 3 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626916

  • Esther's Regret

    Esther's RegretEsther's Regret by Emma Leslie.

    Vanity, worldly possessions and the pride of life are the substance of Esther's life. She was "fond of dress" and a yielding mother left this passion unchecked. Consequently she taunted her brother and drove him away from home. Then Esther left home in a fit of anger. "The foundation of all this trouble that had come, not only upon Esther but upon her family, had its root in this—to seem what they were not."—Esther's Regret.

    Paperback 4X6, 1 illustration, 126 pages. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281291; Pocket Moral Stories

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  • Golden Threads: Selected Stories

    Golden ThreadsGolden Threads by Helen C. Knight.

    Golden Threads was a book of moral stories published c1866, by Mrs. Helen C. Knight. The 63 selections gleaned for this edition are selected for their Christian gospel content. Most all are moral parables that teach Biblical principals and are intended for families with older children.

    Paperback, 25 illustrations, 178 pages.

    ISBN  9780981750538; LCCN  2008942164; Amazon.com link

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  • How Apple-tree Court Was Won

    hatcww1 1How Apple-tree Court Was Won by Hesba Stretton.

    Apple-tree Court was a rough neighborhood that even the police would not visit. George Lancaster who ran a local mission house considered how he might connect with the people. After several failed attempts he was baffled. When his son offered to help, he reluctantly let him try. The story shows the value of sacrificial love, a parallel to Christ's sacrifice. Another Biblical principal is forgiving others; Colossians 3:13—Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you (NIV). Also Romans 8:32—He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (NIV);

    Paperback 4X6, 64 pages. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281260; Pocket Moral Stories

  • Jessica's First Prayer

    Jessica's First PrayerJessica's First Prayer by Hesba Stretton.

    Jessica, an inquisitive barefoot girl, took an interest in the coffee stall run by Daniel. Following Daniel into a strange building she began an adventure that will change her life. Jessica knows little about God's love, but has an inquisitive mind showing that a person who seeks eventually finds God. This is one of Hesba Stretton's most popular tales, a touching story first published in 1867.

    Paperback, 9 illus., 54 p.; ISBN  9780981750521; LCCN  2008939470; Amazon.com link

  • Jessica's Mother (Illustrated)

    Jessica's MotherJessica's Mother by Hesba Stretton.

    In this sequel to "Jessica's First Prayer," Jessica, Daniel and the minister were at the church when a tragedy occurred. Daniel went home and discovered Jessica's mother crouching on his doorsill. She looked like a heap of rags and defiantly demanded Jessica. Daniel grew spiritually closer to God as he sought to know how Jesus might respond. This edition includes the five illustrations from the initial publication of Jessica's Mother in "Sunday at Home" magazine in 1867.

    Paperback 6X9, 62 Pages, 5 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN  9781935626763

  • Jill's Red Bag

    Jill's Red BagJill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre.

    Three very rambunctious orphan children were presented to a new governess, Miss Falkner, who brought "thoughts of God" to the children. Jill's red bag was used to collect money to build a church, but people laughed, and dismissed her idea as only a child's fanciful dream. The theme of the book is about the virtue of giving to the work of God. An important verse is Genesis 28:22—"And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."

    Paperback 6X9, 164 pages, 7 illustrations, Amazon.com link; ISBN  978-1-935626-08-4

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  • Legend Led

    Legend LedLegend Led by Amy Le Feuvre.

    The children enjoyed exploring the large manner house, where their imaginations could soar. When they secretly plotted against their older half-brother the mischief began. A story about King Arthur and the knights, set Gypsy, the little girl, to be interested in searching for the "Holy Grail." In Gypsy's mind, the search for the "Holy Thing" soon became a search after Jesus, as described in Luke 1:35. An important verse is Proverbs 8:17: "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me."

    Paperback 6X9, 124 pages. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626862

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  • Little Henry and His Bearer

    Little Henry and His BearerLittle Henry and His Bearer by Mary M. Sherwood.

    Little Henry was raised in India by his bearer, a servant who takes care of children. He was taught the Hindu religion until a missionary lady from England taught him about Jesus Christ, and he embraced salvation wholeheartedly. When she left she told him, by God's grace, to try to bring his bearer to Christ. It wasn't until Henry was on his deathbed, at 8 years old, did his bearer come to Christ. This narrative was very popular in the early 19th century and reportedly sold numerous editions and was translated into many languages.

    Paperback 6X9, 44 pages. Amazon.com link; ISBN  9781935626886

  • Little Meg's Children

    Little Meg's ChildrenLittle Meg's Children by Hesba Stretton.

    Ten year old Meg struggled to take care of the children until father's ship arrived. Over time, their belongings went to the pawnshop. Quite by accident, they met a friendly shopkeeper who fed and employed Little Meg. She developed faith that God answers prayer, and explained life accordingly. Published soon after Jessica's First Prayer, this story became very popular as well. This edition has 13 illustrations. Important Scripture: "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him!"—Matthew 7:11.

    Paperback, 112 pages, 13 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781935626107

  • Little Rosa, Gentleman Jim & The Story Lizzie Told

    Little Rosa, Gentleman Jim & The Story Lizzie Told by Elizabeth Prentiss. Little Rosa, Gentleman Jim & The Story Lizzie Told

    LITTLE ROSA’s mother promised that God would take care of the children, but doubts grew as the days went by living with a harsh father. The man upstairs passed away and told Rosa to take good care of his brown pitcher. She was obedient, but later on she found a big surprise.

    GENTLEMAN JIM was thought to be a perfect match for a sweet girl who attracted attention. Clumsy Joe was attracted to her also, and became an example of sacrificial love.

    THE STORY LIZZY TOLD was about what happened when she grew up. When her father brought home a plant for Lizzie to enter in a flower show, Lizzie continued to tell the story of the disappointing and surprising events that followed. The story came from a letter about the actual yearly exhibition of the “Society for the Promotion of Window Gardening among the Poor,” in Dean’s Close at Westminster’s Abby.

    Paperback 5.25X8, 136 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145161

  • Lost Gip

    lg 1 3Lost Gip by Hesba Stretton.

    One stormy night Gip was missing. "Gip" is short for Gipsy because she had dark black eyes and black hair. Sandy continued to search for Gip and made good friends with John and Mrs. Shafto, who became his spiritual mentors. Mr. Shafto, a Scrooge-like character, badly needed a change of heart and is helped by Sandy. A street preacher spoke of Christ seeking those that are lost, which becomes the theme of the story, with John 19:10: "The Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. "

    Paperback 6X9, 114 pages, 6 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN  9781935626688