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Hurlbut's Story of the Bible
by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
A book which stands in such honor as the Bible should be known by all. And the time when one can most readily obtain a familiarity with the Bible is in early life. Those who in childhood learn the Story of the Bible are fortunate, for they will never forget it. In this unabridged and unedited edition you will find all the principal stories of the Bible, each one complete in itself, while together combining to form a continuous narrative. With 168 stories from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, there is ample material for a full year of reading. Ages 6-12
631 pages $19.95    

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In God's Garden
by Amy Steedman
Engaging stories for children of Saints Ursula, Benedict, Christopher, Catherine of Siena, Augustine of Hippo, Augustine of Canterbury, Cecilia, Giles, Nicholas, Faith, Cosmo and Damian, Martin, George, and Francis of Assisi. Attractively illustrated. Ages 6-10
162 pages $9.95    

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Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages
by George Hodges
An excellent introduction to the history of the church through portraits of twenty of the most important saints and heroes of the faith from the third century A.D. to the time of the Reformation. Includes Cyprian, Athanasius, Ambrose, Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Benedict, Greg-ory the Great, Columba, Charlemagne, Hildebrand, Anselm, Bernard, Becket, Langton, Dominic, Francis, Wycliffe, Hus, and Savonarola. Ages 11-14
179 pages $9.95    

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The Early Church, from Ignatius to Augustine
by George Hodges
An engaging introduction to the history of the early church from its emergence in the Mediterranean world dominated by Rome until the fall of Rome in the age of Augustine. Relates the story of Christianity's struggle for life during the early days of persecution; the defence of the faith against prejudice, heresy, and rivalry; the Arian debate; the rise of monasticism in the east and in the west; and the influence of Ambrose, Chrysostom, and Augustine. Ages 14-18
263 pages $11.95    

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The Pilgrim's Progress
by John Bunyan
The wonderful adventures of Christian, the Pilgrim, on the King’s highway. How he passed the lions and fought a dragon; escaped from the prison of Giant Despair; visited the Palace Beautiful and the shepherds of the Delectable Mountain, and, crossing the dark river, entered in triumph the Celestial City. One of the three great allegories of the world’s literature, the experiences of the Christian life, cast into the form of a story of a man who journeyed from this world to the next, have fresh interest for each generation of readers. Richly adorned by the Rhead brothers with decorative borders and many elaborate full-page illustrations. 8.5 x 11 inches. Ages 9-18
184 pages $10.95    

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
by Amelia C. Houghton
Draw close to the fire, all you who believe in the spirit of Christmas, whether you call it Santa Claus, or simply good will to men; and listen to the story of Nicholas the Wandering Orphan who became Nicholas the Wood-carver, a lover of little children. Follow him through his first years as a lonely little boy, who had the knack of carving playthings for children; then as a young man, busy over the little toys; then as a prosperous, fat, rosy old man, who overcomes all sorts of difficulties in order to attain his ambition, a toy for every child in the village. Learn how he started to drive a beautiful sleigh drawn by prancing reindeer; why he first came down a chimney; how he filled the first stocking; where the first Christmas tree was decorated; and finally how he came to be known as Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus. Ages 6-10
134 pages $8.95    

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This Way to Christmas
by Ruth Sawyer
Stranded in upstate New York with just seven days to go until Christmas, a lonesome boy comes up with an ingenious way to bring Christmas to the equally lonesome inhabitants of his small mountain community, all of whom were spending the winter far from home. Visiting each in turn, David befriends his neighbors and delights in hearing the Christmas stories they share with him, stories they heard in their homelands long ago. A final celebration brings all the neighbors of different nationalities together, forging relationships that will outlast the holiday season and sending a message of hope to a war-torn world. Ages 9-12
134 pages $8.95    

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Why the Chimes Rang
by Raymond Macdonald Alden
A collection of highly imaginative modern fairy tales which inspire children to right behavior. Includes two Christmas stories—'Why the Chimes Rang' and 'In the Great Walled Country'—and a variety of other stories suitable for the different seasons of the year. Ages 7-10
133 pages $8.95    

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Christmas in Legend and Story
by Elva S. Smith
An exceptional collection of Christmas stories, legends, and poems, that have distinct literary merit, a spirit of reverence, and an appeal for children. Chosen from a wide variety of sources by a pair of children's librarians, the stories represent the work of many writers. The selections are arranged chronologically, beginning with the birth of the Christ Child. Ages 8-12
227 pages $10.95    

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The Nursery Book of Bible Stories
by Amy Steedman
Ideal introduction to the stories of the Bible for young children, including as it does those stories best suited for the youngest listeners, retold with rare literary skill. Dozens of attractive illustrations complement the text. Ages 5-9
247 pages $11.95    

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Our Island Saints
by Amy Steedman
Gentle stories of saints who lived their lives of service in the British Isles during the Middle Ages. Includes tales of St. Alban, St. Patrick, St. Bridget, St. Cuthbert, St. Columba, St. Margaret of Scotland, and others. Ages 6-10
192 pages $9.95    

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Saints and Heroes Since the Middle Ages
by George Hodges
An engaging introduction to the history of the church from the Reformation to modern times, taking up the story where Saints and Heroes to the End of the Middle Ages leaves off. Relates the stories of 14 saints and heroes and the contributions they made to their faith traditions. Covers Luther, More, Loyola, Cranmer, Calvin, Knox, Coligny, William the Silent, Brewster, Laud, Cromwell, Bunyan, Fox, and Wesley. Ages 11-14
204 pages $9.95    

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Tales and Customs of the Ancient Hebrews
by Eva Herbst
An engaging account of the way the ancient Hebrews lived, through the story of David, the shepherd boy. In clear and simple prose, presents details of the clothing they constructed, the tents they built, the food they harvested, and the music they enjoyed. Additional information about their lives is shared through the stories of Moses, Ruth, and Joseph, that are told to David. The book concludes with David's encounter with Goliath and his friendship with Jonathan. Ages 8-10
65 pages $7.95    

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Stories of the Pilgrims
by Margaret B. Pumphrey
Beginning with Queen Anne's visit to Scrooby inn, tells in story form of the everyday life of the Pilgrims in England and Holland, of their voyage on the Mayflower and their adventures in the New World. The Brewster children and other Pilgrim boys and girls are the center of interest. A wonderful book to read aloud in the weeks before Thanksgiving. Ages 6-10
240 pages $10.95    

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God's Troubadour, The Story of St. Francis of Assisi
by Sophie Jewett
Relates how the gay, courtly young soldier became a knight of Jesus Christ, vowed devotion to Lady Poverty and proved himself the 'little brother' to all men and even to the birds and beasts. Ages 7-10
84 pages $7.95    

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The Christmas Porringer
by Evaleen Stein
An earthenware porringer, bought by a little Flemish girl of Bruges as a gift for the Christ child and stolen by Robber Hans, finally brings much happiness to her and her grandmother, the lace maker. Ages 6-9
93 pages $7.95    

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The Birds' Christmas Carol
by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Heartwarming story of the life of Carol Bird, who, though sickly herself, brings sunshine to all those around her, including the nine Ruggles children, whom she invites to a special Christmas dinner and celebration. Classic holiday book first published in 1887 and beloved by generations of children. Attractive color illustrations enliven the text. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Ages 9-11
64 pages $9.95    

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In Story-land
by Elizabeth Harrison
A collection of fifteen original stories ideally suited for young children. Each of the stories features a light-filled being whose radiance illumines the path for those who follow. Meant to be suggestive to the parent or teacher of the types of stories that can be told to children to inspire them to grow in goodness. Ages 6-8
142 pages $9.95    



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