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Wise Words
Family Stories that Bring the Proverbs to Life
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What if you found a magic walnut that magically cleaned up your house? Would you get as many of them as you could?

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This short and imaginative collection of eighteen fairy tales by Peter Leithart is perfect for bedtime reading. Each tale invokes the imagery, plots, and themes of the book of Proverbs. Whether its the story of the fairies that live in walnuts or of the man who never got out of bed, these stories will make you laugh. Though you may be tempted to read deep theological meaning into each story, in reality they owe their origin to Peter Leithart telling his kids stories before bed. Perfect for the family.

Canonball Books is the children's imprint of Canon Press. At Canonball, we believe stories are soul food, so you can expect excitement, danger, loyalty, virtue, and family in your Canonball books. Feed your kids the right books!

You can also purchase this as an audiobook here, on audible, on SCRIBD, and wherever audiobooks are sold.

What People Are Saying:

"I warmly recommend this as a great resource for families." -Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition

From the Book:

"The squirrel shook his tail for a moment. 'Sir, I will make a deal with you.' 'What kind of deal can you make?' the Woodsman laughed. 'If you promise not to cut down my tree, I will tell you an amazing secret. I promise you, this secret is worth more than any tree, much, much more." -The Magic Walnut

"His chance came later on a moonless summer night. Unaware of the danger, King Abraham had taken his best men into the forest for two weeks of hunting. The castle had been left under the protection of the fat butler and the thin cook, who, though sturdy and brave, were no match for a cunning and powerful dragon." -A Reluctant Rescue

"One day a man appeared at Adam's Garden. 'I am an inspector from the Ministry of Nasty Smells,' he said, wrinkling his nose in disgust. 'We have had some complaints about your garden.' This was a town, you see, that took its gardening seriously." -The Fragrant Garden

Peter Leithart  (PhD, Cambridge) is President of Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. He is the author of numerous books on theology and literature, including The Baptized Body, Against Christianity, Brightest Heaven of Invention, and Ascent to Love. He has also authored articles in journals such as Pro Ecclesia, Journal of Biblical Literature, Westminster Theological Journal, and First Things. Peter and his wife Noel have ten children and a fetching collection of grandchildren.

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AUTHOR: Peter J. Leithart

PAGE COUNT: 152 pages

SIZE: 6x9"

ISBN 10: 1-591280-14-1

ISBN-13: 978-1-591280-14-9

PUB. DATE: October 1, 2003

EDITION: Third