The preordered copies of Prince Lander and the Dragon War got signed and ready to ship this week. How exciting is that? If you ordered your copy, it’s coming soon. If you haven’t yet, you still can!
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The Surprising Value of Reading Fewer Books
Sarah Mackenzie explores what it means to read fewer books.
- Are you or your kids feeling overwhelmed by a long book list? Today I’m sharing how reading fewer books (yup!) can help our kids love books more.
Yep. We’re going to talk about reading fewer books.
Hutchmoot Podcast & Video: Story & the Child’s Imagination
The Hutchmoot Podcast (and video) has a session from Hutchmoot: Homebound 2021, Walt Wangerin’s last interview, on Story & the Child’s Imagination.
- The Hutchmoot Podcast features some of our favorite sessions recorded at our annual conference which celebrates art, music, story, and faith in all their many intersections. Today, it is our pleasure to share a session led by Walter Wangerin, Jr. and Sara Danger called “Story & the Child’s Imagination” from 2021’s Hutchmoot: Homebound, in both video and audio form.
Unfolding Grace for Kids
Janie at Redeemed Reader reviews a 40-day devotional for middle-grade readers.
- Unfolding Grace for Kids leads middle-graders and younger through the Bible with selected readings and introductions.
A Better Love Song: Suffering and God’s Great Love for Us
Barbaranne Kelly explores the greatest love story.
- “He loves me. . . he loves me not. He loves me. . . he loves me not” Did you ever play this childhood game? Plucking the petals from a daisy to determine the feelings of a childish sweetheart, the outcome dependent upon whether the flower had an even or odd number of petals. Silly, right? What does the number of petals on any given flower have to do with the intentions of the heart?
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A Right Big Mess Was Made By All, or, The Transformative Powers of Mud
Sarah Hohner explores the gift of mud.
- This past January, my husband needed to observe a class somewhere in the middle of Parts Unknown, Washington, and so, desperate for a change of scenery, into our car we all piled merrily one Thursday morning. I packed five lunchboxes in preparation, picked out a couple of audiobooks, positioned the sun on the left side of the car, and off we went.
George MacDonald’s Fantastic Imagination
Christine Norvell introduces George MacDonald’s work.
- I’m no stranger to George MacDonald. In fact, I would say I often feel like his welcome companion when I’m immersed in his fiction. A Quiet Neighborhood, Castle Warlock, or Sir Gibbie are places I’ve been to, and people I’ve visited in my imagination. But MacDonald also wrote a number of essays commenting on the fairy tale genre and his own writing.
Something to Do with Your Kids
Something to Watch
C.G.P. Grey explains the trouble with tumbleweed.
Thanks for reading. We’re on your side.
–The Story Warren Team