About the Book
Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of 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, and Walter Wangerin – as well as many you’ve never heard before. Illustrated with original woodcuts.
Heart of a Philanthropist's Take
We are a homeschooling family. Reading is a big part of my son's education. He is slowly being introduced to literature's greats. Among them are Leo Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, and Oscar Wilde. I was excited to find Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season because the allegory includes stories from these authors and more. Most of the short stories in this allegory are credible reading all year round-not just for Easter- and the price for this 27 story compilation is just $14.99! That is just a little over 50 cents a story! The disadvantage is that my son is a visual learner. He likes to look at artwork. Although there are pictures in Easter Stories, they are all in black and white.
The stories date back to the 1800s so some of the language and writing style will seem off if you are just wanting to read a quick story. However, many of the stories were ahead of their times and relate to today's society. Readers have to remember that Catholicism plays a big part in the Easter story and that in history the Catholic church played a much larger role than it does now. Much of the writing refers to Catholic traditions and beliefs. With more than 380 pages, there is a lot to read. If you are someone who wants to really grasp the meaning, I suggest taking the book in pieces as it works well for devotions and for our homeschooling atmosphere. If you are just in a rush to read because you like to read, Easter Stories can be enjoyed that way as well. However, we preferred taking it in steps.
Some of the works in Easter Stories include
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Check the list of other books compiled by Miriam Leblanc HERE.