The Four Princesses

Children - Grade 4th-6th
32 Pages
Reviewed on 08/15/2011
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Author Biography

I am a home schooling mother to our four daughters. I received this story one night as I slept. After hearing it a couple of times, I awoke to go and save it on my computer. Each word flowed from my heart. This book birthed our nonprofit, Virtuous Girls for God, Inc. This nonprofit (VGFG) sponsors and cofounded The Remnant Youth and Community Center in Forsyth County, GA. This center brings the story to life by using our gifts to bless and love on the people in our communtiy.

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Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite

In a Kingdom of Olde, there is a generous King who rules with fairness and kindness, allowing his subjects to learn their own talents and skills while gently encouraging and providing gifts which may be used along the way. Four sisters named Grace, Faith, Joy and Hope have been charged with using their innate gifts to ward off the influence of the town bully who is named Fear.

The four princess sisters set off to confront the townsfolk about their own fears. There are fears of inadequacy, fears of being judged, fears of letting others down and fears of being happy and engaged in the world. Gently, the princesses talk with the townsfolk, giving them courage to enjoy what God has given, and so they gradually begin to feel joy and a sense of belonging which chases away the fears that held them captive for years.

The illustrations in the book are lovely, and they compliment the plot such that children will want to become engaged in the fantasy. There is a great deal of teaching in the book, but it is not "preachy" or thrust at the child so as to appear demanding. Rather it is the child who leads the adults to the realization of their own potential, and this surely will appeal to young children who tend to be somewhat egocentric. The Four Princesses is intended for the middle school child but would more likely appeal to the early elementary child, and would be a welcome addition to most Sunday school libraries.

Cheryl Campbee

This delightful story teaches children to realize that we each have gifts given to us by God and that we need to use them to help others. Sometimes it is difficult to see our gifts and even to use them. The illustrations are beautiful.