Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson
Illustrated by Omar Aranda
Juvenile Nonfiction (ages 4-8)
"This must be what Daddy meant when he said
to use use our lives to help and care for others."
It is the most spectacular spring in history. Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope are busy preparing for the annual Easter celebration. The castle is alive with activity when a challenge is presented by five young knights who ride into the kingdom. Will a scary storm and stopping to rescue a new friend cause the princesses to lose the race against the boys and miss the annual Easter celebration?
My grand girls have come to love The Princess Parables. It is a series of books for young girls (ages 4-8) that focuses on Biblical parables that involve the King and his five daughters Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope.
A Royal Easter Story is based on Luke 11:7-13. It is almost Easter and the King and his daughters are preparing for the annual Easter Jubilee. It will be a large party for all the kingdom to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord.
One day during this season of celebration one of the newly instated knights of the King's round table drops by for a visit. With him are his five sons, Timothy, Andrew, Jonathan, Christian, and Alexander. Is this perhaps a peek into some future stories featuring these new characters? One can hope!
During the preparations Princess Grace ASKS a question about why they make the journey to celebrate the resurrection. Her father the King reminds her that it is for them to remember all that Jesus has done for them.
The day arrives and all the royal palace prepares to leave for the celebration but before they can depart a calamity happens. The Princesses and the knight's sons stay behind to fix it before joining the rest of the group. After the crisis is averted the group decides to take two different routes to race to see who can arrive first.
The princesses then find themselves SEEKING for answers to a brand new dilemma. They have found a lost little girl and must find a way to return her to her family. The girls must battle the weather as they make their way to their father the King. Once they arrive there they KNOCK on the door and are let in. Eventually the little girl is reunited with her family and everyone can go on with the celebration.
This is another great installment in this parable series. The message of putting the needs of others first comes through loud and clear. We also learn that God sees and hears His children and is eager to reach out and help them, they only need to ask.
If you are looking for a fun way to share some Biblical principles with your little girls then this is a great resource. The overall story is exciting and fun and the illustrations are quite engaging. But the best part is that you can use the story to strike up some very important conversations with your girls.
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