Classic Tales for the Holy Season
By C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and others
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Everyone who believes Easter is about more than Easter egg hunts will be grateful for this new anthology of short stories that illumine the true meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Holy Week and Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year.
Easter Stories includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and Walter Wangerin – as well as many you’ve never heard before. Illustrated with original woodcuts.
I have to say that I really wasn't crazy about this book. I was excited to read it, mainly because of the authors I recognized, like C. S. Lewis and Oscar Wilde and a few others, and I like stories set around a theme or holiday, like Christmas. However, a lot of these stories I found to be either strange or boring. There were also a few swear words. Some seemed to be true stories and most did have a good spiritual message or lesson to teach. A few were quite touching. The settings and time periods varied, from when Jesus was crucified to more of a present day feel in a country such as the USA or England. Some were pretty short and others quite a bit longer. I can' t really imagine children having the patience to listen to a lot of these stories, especially younger children, but if you like classics or stories with a good spiritual message, you would probably find a lot to like in this book.
I received this book free from Handlebar in exchange for an honest review.
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