"Oh, Aunt Wealthy," Millie cried, as Wealthy’s boot touched solid ground, "It’s decided!" "My child, what is it?" asked the older lady, dropping the letter to take the girl’s hand and draw her to the sofa, "What is decided?" Millie spoke with a determined effort to be calm. "This morning, at breakfast, Pappa told us children, I mean¾he and Mamma had talked it over last night, and you know they have been praying about it, and . . . "And?" asked Aunt Wealthy as she clasped Millie’s hand to her heart. "We are going to move . . . to . . . to . . . Pleasant Plains, Indiana," replied Millie. "The frontier!" Wealthy gasped, sinking back on the couch.
Meet Millie Keith, a bright and energetic twelve-year-old living in the charming town of Lansdale, Ohio, in 1833. Her world is about to be turned upside down when her Pappa announces that he is moving the family west to an undeveloped town on the frontier. The eldest daughter of eight lively children, Millie must shoulder responsibility for her mischievous brothers and sisters on the perilous journey and learn to trust God for her uncertain future. Will her Christian faith sustain her as she leaves behind friendships and everything she has ever known?
A timeless tale about the most important choice on your journey through life.
Carlisle, Alon, and Cassidon--known by all in the kingdom as the bravest and best knights who serve the King. But now the time has come to see which is truly worthy of the Princess's hand in marriage. As the Prince tells the three of the King's test, the knights understand the danger of the journey before them. And with only the King's song to guide them and one other to accompany them, they must prepare for the adventure of their lives--an adventure which may cost them everything.
Who will the victor be? Carlisle the strongest, Alon the swiftest, or Cassidon the wisest?
A kingdom waiting. A journey through darkness. Encounters with those who deceive. A finally... a victory. Elements you and your children will find not only in this delightful story, but also in your relationship with God. That's why the message shared here is such a powerful one.
Your children will love finding out which knight won the fair maiden's hand. But you'll love how this timeless tale tells that there is One who knows how to guide them through this world. And He will journey with them all the way to their heavenly castle and the celebration to come.
Max Lucado's beloved story, originally published as The Song of the King, has been freshly illustrated for a brand new generation of kids--and all of us who love them--to enjoy together. It's a new chance to entertain young readers while writing on their hearts a truth they need to know. The truth that God will be with them all the way.