Inspirational Stories of Faith and Hope
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The Legends of Easter Treasury: Inspirational Stories of Faith and Hope contains three bestselling Easter stories that include The Legend of the Easter Egg, The Legend of the Easter Robin, and The Legend of the Sand Dollar. Each story is written by a different author, but they are all beautifully illustrated by Richard Cowdrey. The stories each point readers toward Jesus as Savior.
The Legend of the Easter Egg
The Legend of the Easter Egg is more appropriate for older children. The main character is a boy who has been sent to stay with another family while his sister is very sick with scarlet fever. The legend of the Easter egg and its meaning to Christians is woven into the story.
The Easter egg story is a neat way to introduce children to Jesus’ Resurrection, but the frame story of the boy and his sister seems a bit awkward. The action of the story jumps quickly from the boy and his sister talking about Easter eggs, to suddenly she is deathly sick, and then the boy is sent away.
The pace of the story creates tension and worry, and I feel this story would be intense for very young readers. For older children, however, the story shows how the boy had to pray for himself to accept Jesus into his heart, and then he was anxious to share his good news. This shows older kids that they need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus for themselves.
The Legend of the Easter Robin
The Legend of the Easter Robin is a sweet, sweet story of a girl and her grandmother watching a robin’s nest from their window. As the pair of birds build a nest, lay and care for their eggs, and then their babies, the grandmother reassures the girl that the Creator cares for them and us.
As the grandmother and the girl dye eggs, the grandmother explains the legend of the robin and how it got its red breast. This is a beautiful story for all ages.
The Legend of the Sand Dollar
The Legend of the Sand Dollar is also a beautiful story that explains the symbolism of the features of a sand dollar. The story explains the Easter lily, the nail holes, the poinsettia, and the doves.
This story is perfect to tell along with showing a child a real sand dollar. I like that the author includes a page that describes sand dollars, their characteristics, and responsible shell collecting. The familiar poem of the sand dollar legend is also included.
All of these stories compile to make a nice Easter treasury to share the true meaning of Easter with kids.
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