When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? A few years ago, my sister gifted me an old, retold story: The Three Questions by John J. Muth. Based on a tale by Leo Tolstoy, rewritten especially for little ones and featuring a […]
This is a very special book. As a tangible thing, it is beautiful. Slip off the dustjacket: the textured, river-stained binding is instantly worth every penny. Though candidly told, in a large, frank font, with simple words and objects of childhood, it is articulated and illustrated with awing mastery by poet Jordan Scott, and artist […]
One of the best ways to practice any discipline is to imitate the work of a master. (This is true when it comes to discipleship, too.) So here is a recent (simplified) effort in imitation of a long-time favorite fairy tale illustration: Edmund Dulac’s ‘Gerda and the Reindeer’, from his illustrations of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. I’ve […]
Editor’s Note: If you like this fairy re-telling, you can also pre-order Isabel’s picture book, West of Moonlight, East of Dawn.
“I believe that the men of this age (and among them you Father, and myself) think too much about the state of nations and the situation of the world. Does not the author of The Imitation warn us against involving ourselves too much with such things? We are not kings, we are not senators. Let us beware […]