With the arrival of the most spectacular winter in years and Christmas only a night away, Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope find themselves in the midst of a scene right out of a holiday fairytale in this newest adventure in the Princess Parables series A Royal Christmas to Remember. But then the threat of bandits in the village lead the king away from the castle on Christmas Eve! Suddenly, the bandits come crashing into the castle. Praying to God for courage and safety, the princesses are soon rescued by five brave knights and then do some rescuing themselves. The next day, the princesses go to the village to see how they can be of help to the people, discovering that the true meaning of Christmas is honoring and giving glory for the greatest gift of all.
Firstmost, I like the note at the very beginning of this book from the author and illustrator of this book. They let parents and caregivers know that this book is dedicated to us and the fact many if not all of us want to rescue our child or children from the very materialistic focus that engulfs this time of the year. This story points children to the reason for the season, Jesus Christ. In knowing him and why we celebrate this time of year as Christians little hearts would be reminded to be grateful for blessings both big and small and learn that giving is far better than recieving.
The story not only points to Christ as God’s son and gift to us but also the story of the Rich and Young Ruler found in Luke 12:15-21. Character building in learning to be Christ like we must give and share is excellent. The Princesses Journal’ section section in the back of the book is a wonderful addition for parents and teachers that aim to make the story stick with those taking it in. It’s very easy to understand making it un-intimidating to explain.
It’s a Christmas based story but it’s not the story of Christ Birth. I like to have a mix of Christmas books around the house during the month of December and this one of those that works perfectly in our mix. My eight year old daughter told me she enjoyed this story. She liked the adventure and not knowing what was going to happen next. She is eager to read and share this with her little sister when she’s a little older! The illustrations are colorful and the additional glitter on the front cover makes this a book that’s often taken off the shelf again and again.
Age recommendations are for children ages 4-8 years old and perfect for any little Princess of the King!
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