"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, October 8, 2012

Book Sharing Monday: The Ark, the Reed & the Fire Cloud by Jenny L. Cote

A good friend of mine gave this book to my daughter for her birthday one year.  It has been read twice by my daughter.  She loved it that much! :)  The book's primary characters are Max and Liz (a dog and a cat), they meet up on a journey to follow a fire cloud to its destination (Noah's ark).  Along the way they meet several animals and must brave the lands/waters on an adventure filled with excitement, danger and: faith.  The story stays true to the Biblical account of Noah but it is an allegory/fantasy.  The author does a brilliant job weaving together strong scriptural themes into the story while at the same time sprinkling in humor, mysteries to solve, details about animals and their habitat, trials that come along the way, and the triumph of doing the right thing despite opposition and difficulty.   This book is a page turner!  Its story line captures the imagination of the reader and holds his/her attention the entire way.  My daughter loved this book so much we got the second and third books directly after she read this one. (The Dreamer, the Schemer and the Rob, & the Epic Order of Seven:  The Prophet the Shepherd and the Star (book 1).  There is a new book in the Epic Order of the Seven that we pre ordered for her:  The Roman, the Twelve and the King.  She is very excited to get the next one.  

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