I thought I’d mix things up a little bit, and talk about books this month.
Sure, you can go online and find hundreds of reviews for books by Stephen King, Nora Roberts, James Patterson… If an author is already a NYTBSA, he or she hardly needs a book review from me.
But what about the “little people” that New York has forgotten?
This month, I’m taking books that I like from different genres and spotlighting them here.
Hopefully you’re looking for a book in one of these genres, and you’ll give my recommendation a try.
This week’s genre: Children’s Literature
Sub-genre: Christian Fiction
The Princess and Her Dress by Arthur Grimm is a children’s book written in the classic fairy tale style. There are castles, kings, a princess in peril, a prince coming to her rescue, a moral learned, and a happily ever after ending. All of the major elements were met for a successful fairy tale, and it was a fresh story (if you’re looking for a change from the traditional stories from our youth).
Where Grimm differs in his approach is in incorporating a Christian element. This book not only will entertain young children, it has a positive and faith-affirming message woven seamlessly into the plot. Often secular stories lead children away from God’s message; this one reinforces it.
The plot has good pacing and the writing is sound. Even the illustrations have a classic feel to them and meld effortlessly with the text. I have no reservations in giving this book 5 stars.
If you’re looking for a Christian-themed fairy tale for a child in your life, look no further than The Princess and Her Dress by Arthur Grimm.
Arthur Grimm is a salesperson by day and a writer by night, and he’s always a devoted husband and father. You can learn more about him and his work by visiting his website.
Great review of Arthur’s book. I enjoyed it (and it had been a long time since I read a fairy tale.)
Thanks, Joan. I haven’t read a fairy tale in a while, either, but it reminded me of all that’s right with them.