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Once Upon a Time Saints
These stories, the author explains, are meant to show human and lovable people whose mysterious passion for God led them into preposterous escapades. With an eye on the taste of a child for concrete detail and no apologies for the embroidery of legend, each tale, in a style akin to fairy-tale, sets...Read more
The Wonderful Day
A hot July day with thunderheads, and a violent storm to come; a day with hidden heaviness for Uncle Joseph, who fears he may lose Five Bushel Farm; a secretly anxious day for Andrew, who goes with Sally to meet their old friend Pierre; a day in which Sally and Andrew will race courageously against...Read more
After one adventurous, but fairly safe voyage, Aunt Nannie reluctantly allows Sally to sail away again, this time into the Mediterranean Sea—and right into the clutches of the Barbary Coast pirates. Taken captive, Sally is exposed to a way of life very different from the protected one she has known...Read more
Gid Granger
World War II is reaching into the small, remote Vermont village of Gilead, and Eben Granger, oldest of the Granger offspring, is off to join the fight. With careful, specific instructions, Eben entrusts the care of the family farm, their mother and 15-year-old sister, Cissie, to Gid’s care. Though...Read more
Galewood Crossing
Just before warmhearted tomboy Tildy and her family—Mr. and Mrs. Gale, two older brothers and two older sisters and young Tommy—leave their home in Ohio for a tiny new settlement in the wilds of Wisconsin, Grandma says: “Lots of times, Tildy, things won’t seem very cheerful—they’ll seem pretty hard...Read more
Fighting Coach
Dave Burnell is a coach in a tough spot. Hailed as the wave of the future just two short years before when he took over the struggling Sanborn College football team, success has proven to be far from easy. Finally, as his third year ends, a glimmer of hope has arisen among the Sanborn faithful as...Read more
The Crystal Snowstorm
It is 1847, a time of revolutions throughout Europe. Young Catherine Ayre has been called from her quiet home in England by a grandfather she scarcely knows, Grand Duke Edmond of Letzenstein. She becomes a pawn in the political unrest of the small country. Why does her grandfather so hate her uncle...Read more
Ethel Pochocki, whimsically and unforgettably, presents a new set of heavenly friends to readers young and old in this third collection of Once Upon a Time Saints stories. Beginning in the dark of December, the start of the Church Year, there are stories and poems for each month, all bursting with...Read more
Alvin Fernald Foreign Trader
Alvin Fernald’s “Magnificent Brain” has a life of its own. In fact, somehow or other it has come up with the winning grand prize recipe in a candy-making contest—and no one, including Alvin, can figure out quite how it happened. Now, as guests of the Kitchenmate Appliance Company, Alvin, his friend...Read more
Treegate's Raiders
For the sake of bringing the long-drawn-out American War for Independence to a close, Peter Treegate endeavors to do the impossible. It is his task to bring together an alliance—albeit a temporary one—between feuding Scottish clans now settled in the Carolina hills. The end result is Treegate’s...Read more