Based on the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl in Matt. 13:44-45 Princess Hope finds a locked golden chest in an empty field. The evil land owner comes and tells her in “not so polite terms” to get off his land, not realizing she is the princess! The golden chest is on his land and if she wants it, she will have to buy all of his land just to get the chest. Determined to get the treasure in the chest, she sells all the“things”most precious to her at a Courtyard Sale in the castle. Once she has sold everything, she is astonished to learn what she has sacrificed everything for! With the help of her father, she is able to understand what the real treasure is.
|Contributor(s)||Jeanna Young , Jacqueline Kinney Johnson , Omar Aranda|
|About the Contributor(s)||Jeanna Young
Jeanna Stolle Young is a daughter of the king that lives in Southern California with her dashing husband, Bruce, her two sweet princesses, Danika and Emmalynn, and two daring princes, Christian and Kenton. God gave her the vision for this series that has caused her faith to grow through watching Him work. She has a passion for moms of princesses and knights training up the next generation for Christ. She is a speaker and blogger at www.theprincessparables.com
There are more than 13 books in the Princess Parable brand.
Jacqueline Kinney Johnson
Jacqueline Kinney Johnson is a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians located on the Colombian border in Central America. The vision for The Princess Parable Series was born in these jungles. She is the wife of Pastor Ralph Johnson and the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three princesses, Catherine, Alexandra Grace, and Megan Joy and four young knights, Zack, Payton, Maverick, and Christopher. She delights in stirring young hearts and imaginations with Godly character and the certainty of becoming a child of the King for eternity. Her passion is mentoring and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. She lives in a castle perched high on a hill above the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.
Omar Aranda studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was born. Many top publishers and companies worldwide have commissioned him for projects including story artwork, comics, and character design. He started his career as an artistic painter but now devotes all of his time to illustrations for children's products.
|Release Date||May 8, 2012|
|Series||The Princess Parables|
- Review by Sally
“On a shopping spree with her sisters, Princess Hope discovers her grandmother’s lost ring. It is for sale, but the price is high—even for a princess. How far will Princess Hope go to buy it? And will her princess sisters hunt for the greatest treasure be successful?”
The illustrations on the book jacket will immediately capture the attention and heart of any little girl from ages 4-7. With the names of the five princess sisters being…Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity and Hope, you will fall in love with them and your child is sure to want to be one of the princesses. The illustrations are filled with detail and vibrant colors.
The story its self was adorable with the princess sisters being willing to sell all they had to get something that was priceless to their grandmother and culminated with her learning that when we give of ourselves it will bring joy and peace to your heart and life. This book also simply and wonderfully explains John 3:16 and how we can become sons and daughters of the Eternal King because He gave His Son for us. This is absolutely a must-have book for any little girl.
Sarah’s (age 10) Review
This book is a hard cover book with a jacket to protect it. The jacket has pretty princesses on it with glittery dresses, crowns and necklaces. The print is large and easy to read.
About the Book:
The book is about Princess Hope and her four sisters. They were shopping and Princess Hope saw her grandmother’s lost ring. Hope wanted to buy it, but it cost too much even for a princess. Hope and her four sisters sold everything they had to buy the ring, but soon learned there was a mystery that went with the ring.
My Book Review:
The book was AWESOME because it was about princesses and a mystery and I am very fond of mysteries. I also loved how the sisters worked together to get the ring back for their family. From this book I learned if you give up something special for some else, it makes you feel happy and good inside. I think other girls would love this book and the really cool pictures.
Disclosure: We were given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 1/17/2015)