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Three New Children's Books Offer Fresh Perspective on Parables

Three New Children's Books Offer Fresh Perspective on Parables

(June 1, 2012)
Jeanna Young & Jacqueline Johnson
Less than two years after Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson penned the first two books of the Princess Parables series, the pair returns with three new books designed to enchant young girls with beloved Bible parables told through the adventures of five royal sisters.  
Each Princess Parables book contains the story of a single sister, offering a shining and distinct personality relatable to all varieties of princesses. There is the studious Princess Faith, the adventurous Princess Charity, and Princess Hope, the responsible firstborn. Each sister's tale provides readers with valuable Christian lessons filled with insight and royal fun

In PRINCESS HOPE AND THE HIDDEN TREASURE (Zonderkidz; $12.99; June 2012), based on Matthew 13:44-45,the oldest princess sister finds her grandmother's missing ring for sale at a local jeweler. The price is too high, even for a princess, and she must find a way to raise money to buy it. Is Princess Hope willing to make a huge sacrifice to retrieve the heirloom? And will God reward her selflessness with an unexpected treasure?  
PRINCESS CHARITY'S COURAGEOUS HEART (Zonderkidz; $12.99; June 2012) is the charming retelling of the Good Samaritan story. Princess Charity has always been the adventurous sister. So while out horseback riding one day, she witnesses an accident. Will the courageous princess defy her father's orders to save an injured young boy?
PRINCESS FAITH'S MYSTERIOUS GARDEN (Zonderkidz; $12.99; June 2012) introduces readers of the series to Faith, the thoughtful sister who discovers an abandoned garden within the castle walls. Determined to restore the garden's beauty, she enlists her sisters to risk getting dirty by digging and planting. But each time the garden begins to bloom, problems arise - menacing crows, the blistering sun, or a violent storm. True to her name, and as told in Matthew 13:1-23, Princess Faith learns that hard work and trust in God bring rewards.  
Young and Johnson expertly weave fairytale charm with important lessons, breathing new life into the parables. Acclaimed illustrator Omar Aranda delivers with glitter and beauty young girls will love.


After twenty years as a corporate event planner, Jeanna Stolle Young was inspired to develop the Princess Parable series, which is her first set of published books. With two princesses of her own, she understands the need to have role models for them to look up to with character and depth. She is a speaker with Mom Heart Ministries at, Mariners Church, in Irvine, California. She lives in Santa Ana with her husband and four children.

Jacqueline Johnson is a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians on the Colombian border in Central America. She is the co-author of the first two books in the Princess Parables series, Princess Grace and the Little Kitten and Princess Joy's Birthday Blessings. Fluent in several languages, she and her husband pastor in a Spanish-speaking church in Southern California. She is the mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother of three princesses and four young princes.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Omar Aranda studied fine arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was born. He started his career as an artistic painter, but now devotes all of his time to illustrations for children's books. He is the illustrator of the JackoWhisp Series of picture books for children.



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