I checked this book out from the library because it was both on Sonlight’s Core F reading list, as well as on My Father’s World’s library reading list. After skimming it though, I felt it was too much sadness for the girls right now…I have read some of Pearl S. Buck’s books in the past and loved them, and I really would like to read this one in the future – maybe as summer reading.
This book fit the bill for what we needed. It was short, well written and to the point, and made the reader feel without dragging on and on.
This book is precious for one simple fact – it’s true! The storyline appears to be straight from fiction. A young soldier, a traumatized and starving little girl with a heart tattoo… a nurse returning a life-long favor to an old man. I’m so glad Johnnie Wallen’s story was told so it’s not lost to future generations.
In a Nutshell:
We LOVE My Father’s World!!! It’s not perfect but it’s very well thought out. The girls are receiving a well-rounded education and a heart for God.
This picture book is hands down my most favorite book we’ve read so far this year. I am struggling to put into words why I liked it so much.
Grace’s Review (4th Grade): Jenny L. Cote gathers biblical information and places it into her books. I love to read it, and wish to get the whole entire series. I’m saving up my money for them. That’s how much I like them. They’re great and amazing illustrations in black, and the writing is awesome.
In A Nutshell: Can’t be beat for grammar and punctuation skills, but if you value a heavy writing curriculum, it needs to be supplemented.