Monday, November 17, 2008

Just who WAS Good King Wenceslas?

We've decided that these giveaways are alot of fun, soooo... we've decided to give away the story of Good King Wenceslas to everyone who is interested. Tell your friends! This is an amazing story that your whole family is sure to love! You can download your free copy from this web page:

www.knowledgequestmaps.com/wenceslas.htm

This biography is one of eight that is featured in our book - What Really Happened During the Middle Ages. Would you like to win a copy of your very own? Enter our drawing and you may be one of three winners randomly selected to receive a copy of the softcover book (not the ebook) delivered via US mail to your mail box.

Here's how to enter:

1. Click over to our website - www.knowledgequestmaps.com/wrhmiddle.htm
2. Read through the sales page and take a look at the fantastic illustrations by Darla Dixon
3. Come back here and post a comment about what looks interesting to you about the book
4. Be sure to leave us contact information (either an email or blog address will do)

That's it. We'll hold our drawing on Friday, November 21st and notify the winners by email. We'll also post their names for you here. So be sure to check back if you don't hear from us!

You may have noticed that we are also having a sale on this book and the 3 book series. Don't worry... if you DO buy the book NOW so as to not miss out on the sale and then win the drawing, we will refund the amount that you paid for your book including shipping.

Great! Leave us those comments and we'll look forward to holding our random drawing on Friday. Don't forget... there will be 3 winners!

121 comments:

Hidden Jewel said...

I really like the looks of your Historical Biographies. Making people of history come alive is my goal in teaching history. I would love to include them in my homeschooling material. The illustrations are really good.

hiddenjewelalaska.blogspot.com

EuroMom said...

I really like the illustrations that go along with the biographies. Great illustrations and great stories bring history alive!

www.xanga.com/euromom

Nina said...

These biographies look wonderful. It's especially interesting that people we know very little about were included like Theodora, Alcuin and Wenceslas. The illustrations are gorgeous and the inclusion of maps is always a plus. We're moving on to the Middle Ages after the New Year, so this book would be perfect.

Sqrlmomatgmaildotcom

Valma Cronau said...

I am a fan of history and the book seems to bring alive the middle ages, which were a fasinating time, with many amazing people. The illustrations are incredible and certainly serve there purpose in the book.

MayTheyBeMightyMen said...

I've just finished Wenceslas' story, and I am so impressed! What a wonderful writing style, and how beautifully woven the story and the historical facts are! I really enjoyed reading, and was engaged the whole time. The illustrations only add to the whole package. I'm certain my boys will love it as much or more.

What a great resource, Terri!

Jill Connelly said...

The illustrations are gorgeous. They have a calm look to them. I'm sure calmness during the Middle Ages was a treasure. Actually, calmness during any "age" is a treasure! Are the pictures done in pencil? Definitely a labor of love on the part of Darla Dixon. Perfect companion to the labor of love by you, Terri, and everything you put into Knowledge Quest.
I hope to win, we are just getting ready to move into the Middle Ages in our homeschooling. Plus, it might be a source of wonderful information for our annual reformation party!
Thank you!

Jill
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/jillconnelly/

connelly_jill@yahoo.com

mrs dani said...

I like reading about the lives of "ordinary people" Most books give detailed information about how the royalty, or wealthy or clergy lived. But if they even talk about how the vast majority lived, it is only a snippet like, "they farmed and were subject to the Baron's will." You rarely hear about their lives.

Mrs. Dani
www.homeschoolblogger.com/coffeewithmrsdani

The Lopers said...

My children love for me to read them stories that make the history "come alive" and, of course, love to have a picture to go along with it. The sketched portraits are an awesome addition to the wonderfully selected writings.

Amy said...

This looks like a wonderful resource! The illustrations are so detailed. Beautiful! - Amy Hoppes
Hoppes_Family@msn.com

Bonni said...

Like mrs dani above, I'm always intrigued to hear about the 'ordinary people' of a time peoriod. Or at least someone I haven't heard about before - you know, those usually included in the stories. And I must complimnet you on the artwork. It's gorgeous.

peach3838@comcast.net said...

We love to read about history in the context of living stories. It makes it so easy to remember both people and places. Now I will know what the song means when it is sung this Christmas about Good King Winceslas and so will my kids. The illustrations are wonderful. Thanks for your hard work.

Franbles said...

I am particularly intrigued with the stories about Luther and Gutenberg. They truly have changed history. I remember seeing a film about Luther as a child and it is still fresh in my mind. Would love to give my boys a similar experience.
Sarah

mereminerals said...

My son is studying the Middle Ages right now in History. I would absolutely love to expand on his curriculum with this to help him delve even further into historical people of that time. I am especially interested in reading about Johann Gutenberg. I lived in Germany for several years and got to see where Gutenberg printed the Bible. It would be really cool to be able to go through it all with him.

Thank you for dropping by to visit. My name is Janet said...

The appeal for us is that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But in a day when history isn't always taught with accuracy that offers great appeal for our family. Gorgeous illustrations!
Thank you
Janet
www.homeschoolblogger.com/theheartofthehome

momofboys said...

I love the look of the book. It would be wonderful to read about people we know little or nothing about. It would go great with studying the Middle Ages.
Thanks,
gloria Panhorst
panhorst@gmail.com

Robin said...

My ten year old is a huge fan of history from the middle ages (ever since he got the game, Age of Empires...LOL). So, I'm sure he'd be thrilled if we could win the book. The illustrations look beautiful. And it's always nice to have a map to refer to. Thanks for the offering.

xinme said...

I'd LOVE to win a copy of this resource! We're studying the Middle Ages right now, and it's probably my favourite time period. I read the first few pages of the chapter you're offering for free, and it's wonderfully captivating. So if the rest of the book is as good, I'm sure it will be a gem :) The illustrations are lovely, too. I also appreciate the fact that women's biographies are included. It looks like a great book!

Thank you for the opportunity to win this resource!

Paula
abideinx @ yahoo . ca (no spaces of course)

Amy Byron said...

We will begin studying the Middle Ages after the New Year. I just finished reading about Johann Gutenberg -- what an amazing story!! I love the style, the maps, and the detailed illustrations. This would be an incredible resource to use alongside Tapestry of Grace. It makes history come alive...

Thank you SO much for all your hard work -- a true labor of love!!

Amy Byron
threebundles@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I read the good king Wencenslas and I also looked at Glutenburg I found them to be well written and very informative. I never knew about him and the first written book. I can not wait to incorporate it into our history lessons. Thank YOu

Melissa
melkattom@yahoo.com
http://meltomissa.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Love the illustrations in this book! We'll be studying the Middle Ages right after Christmas and this looks like the perfect companion to our unit. I really love it when historical characters come alive for my children! This looks like a fabulous book!!

Thank you for the chance to win!
Kathy
gkwarren5@aol.com

joyful mother said...

I love to learn and teach my children history through biographies. These books look like my children will want to read them and continue to learn about the era the book is about.

Lana
lborck@hotmail.com

Scott or Pam said...

I love the old woodcut style illustrations so fitting for a book about the middle ages. What a fascinating line up of biographies. I have no idea who Alcuin was so I would love to learn about him. Thanks for the free chapter and the chance to win this book.
Pam

pampowers@iglide.net

cadyfamily@yahoo.com said...

I love books that make history come alive. Talking about the extraordinary deeds of Alcuin and Joan of Arc and others, encourages us to live boldly. This has been our favorite time to study. The illustrations look lovely, will help to set the mood.

Diane said...

This looks like a great book with lots of interesting information about people that most people have never heard. As daughter of an artist, I am impressed by the illustrations!

Beth said...

I love the look of the illustrations. And I always think that learning history through biographies is one of the best ways to be inspired and really capture the flavor of an era. We'll be learning about the Middle Ages in our next school year, so the timing on this couldn't be better!

bethpriest(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy said...

Hi Terri,

I really enjoyed reading the free downloads. I also love the drawings in the book. Darla does a great job. I am very excited to include these biographies in our homeschool. Thank you so much.

Kathy
kbruck2001@yahoo.com

janice said...

I am so excited about this book. The artwork is beautiful and the story of Good King Wencelas is excellently written. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book. We are studying the Middle Ages this year in history and this book would make a great asset.

Ruby O said...

WOW!!!! I have been looking for just this kind of book. My DS is a Middle Ages afecinado. I wan thim to know the true stories of the people from that period of time not just the facts (that is what he likes--NO FICTION). This feeds right into this. I can't wait to share this with him. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Our kids are fascinated with the Middle Ages. The new book, "What Really Happened..." would be a great unit study for them, something could dig into and chase rabbits if they wanted.

Molly
madamegooseberry@yahoo.com

Donna Thomas said...

What I like about the book description is "the lives of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary deeds during the time of the Middle Ages". God often uses ordinary people to accomplish extrodinary deeds and I want to share that with my children. I want them to know God can use them!
Thanks,
Donna Thomas
Thomas Christian Homeschool
donnalou_1@yahoo.com

Rose said...

I have always found the Middle Ages fascinating. Love the prints you've included. I can see where this would be agrat tool for teaching my grandkids.

Anonymous said...

I love history stories, especially about Christians. My children do as well. We have gone through other books and they are very excited to hear them.

Monica said...

I looked at the Gutenberg sample and loved the illustration of the process from punch to type. What a great tool to use to explain it to my kids!

ourschool@comcast.net

Laura said...

I love all of your books in this series. My daughter has read the samples, and she is excited to read more. Thanks for the opportunity!

Nicole King said...

Hi, I am a new subscriber to Knowledge Quest. I have so enjoyed all the information you provide. I just looked at the book and it is wonderfully done. I know this book will make a great addition to our Homeschool library. Thank you, Contact info:
thekings4christ@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

The illustrations are beautiful. We are studying Middle Ages now and love the spiritual inclusion in these oridanary-people-doing-extraordinary-things stories. As someone new to your site, I am pleasantly surprised by the quality I find here. Cheers to you!
Ealfieri@comcast.net

JamieM said...

While in Washington, DC for our fall break, we were able to see the actual Guttenburg Bible on display. How wonderful to be able to share this biography of the man himself!

Anonymous said...

I'm getting ready to teach a Middle Ages co-op class in the spring and this would be invaluable. The people you've selected for this book are interesting and important. The illustrations are perfect for a timeline that will bring History to life! Nice job.

Kelly
cantrels@yahoo.com

sandave@sentex.net said...

Wow, this book looks like a treasure! A perfect fit for those of us who long to feed our children on books which tell living stories of ordinary people who did extra-ordinary things. The stories are just the right length for a read aloud and narration time. The illustrations are inviting and classical...
Thanks so much for offering such wonderful resources!

Anonymous said...

The illustrations look wonderful. The ages it is written for are perfect for our children. Thank you for your dedication to helping our children learn the TRUTH about History.

The Acred Family
acredchristianacademy@hotmail.com

Bethany said...

I loved the story of Duke Wenceslas and would love the opportunity to read more of these stories. I always wondered about the historical basis for that song. The illustrations in the book are so beautiful -- we would have a lot of fun trying to draw them for our history notebooks.

Barb D said...

Terri,
What seems most interesting to me is the realness of the illustrations and the personalities behind them. When I think of the Middle Ages, it brings thoughts of darkness, hardship, and a roughness that when you look at the faces of those in the book, you want to get to know them. You want to know how and why they stood out in that period of time. I would treasure a copy of that book. Thank you and God bless you.

bdunay@nc.rr.com

Debbie said...

The art work is great! I also like that it is wrote on the childs level. Stories of a persons life are always so much more interesting then just facts.

Debbie
swartzen@frontiernet.net

janelle said...

The artwork is gorgeous and the prices are so reasonable. Making History interesting is not so difficult with stories like these. Thank you so very much!

janelle@theenglishcottage.com

Anonymous said...

What beautiful books! They would be a great addition to any historical studies.

Cindy O'Connor
oconnor8@atlasok.com

ajiwac said...

It is nice to see new history books being published in literary style. So much of today's books are so dry and boring it is no wonder that most people today think History is boring. This book looks like it is anything but boring. I especially like the nice illustrations. It would be a nice addition to anyone's library.

ajiwac@gmail.com

terri said...

I really like the way it's written, it will hold the interest of my six year old, but it has enough information to interest me! I LOVE that the maps are there, location is important for more then just real estate. The illustrations are lovely. All around it looks like a high quality product, and yes I'd love to own it all! Kudos!

Denese said...

My daughter loves history and this would be great for her.
My son would also enjoy this, he's really into maps!
The illustrations are beautiful and the subjects are well chosen.
We would love to have this book. :)

Judi H. said...

This story of Wenceslas was great! I loved the way Karla took a song and made a very believable engaging story. This illustrations and maps in these stories are always wonderful. Thank you for publishing these fine historically accurate stories.

Anonymous said...

Great illustrations! Now the kids can put a face with a name.

Marina
mcjer2911@verizon.net

Kassie said...

The book looks like something I would like read myself. I love history and I know very little about this time period. I would love to know more so I can share with my children.

http://kassie-justanother.blogspot.com/

dpripps said...

The illustrations are wonderful and the biographies look great!

Alisa said...

My 13 yr old loves to read anything about history he can get his hands on. Thank you for such a great resource! This is engaging and fun for him and his younger brother. Keep up the GREAT writing!

Angie Pfleiderer said...

I have read some other samples from this series and my kids and I have just loved them. Thank you for making history truely come alive! I would love to add this book to our study of the Middle Ages.
Angie Pfleiderer
pfleiderer6@yahoo.com

Dana said...

Good King Wencelas is outstanding -this will be a great addition to our Middle Ages studies. The artwork will help draw in the younger students - just fantastic. I will suggest these to our friendly librarian!

texaslegion@hotmail.com said...

The illustrations are beautiful and will complement the stories nicely.

Celia said...

Wow...great story! I was only going to skim the story, but I was drawn in from the very first sentence and had to read the whole thing! My girls will love it!

--Celia :o)
www.homeschoolblogger.com/dustbunniesandbooks
dustbunnies and books @ yahoo.com (remove spaces)

mgmom said...

The illustrations are wonderful. My husband was just asking me last week what "The Dark Ages" was. Now I can share this with him and our daughter.

DJ said...

WOW! This book is amazing! I am a first year homeschooler. My current curriculum doesn't come close to what I saw in your book. Instead of just random facts, your words and pictures make these people seem real. I love that! Instead of just memorizing facts for a test, I believe your book can make each person memorable to my 4th grader!

Letha
antioch1126@roadrunner.com

powell family said...

These illustrations remind me of embossed silver "plates" someone would find from long ago. i think they fit perfectly with the time period of the book!
thanks for having the contest and your wonderful products!
lora powell
skylarkoh(at)hotmail(dot)com

Velma said...

I just read the biography of Gutenberg. I love history and am trying to share that love with my grandson, whom I am raising and homeschooling. Stories like this one that introduce a historic person as a child helps children relate to them more meaningfully, I believe. The writing is clear and interesting without either talking down to a child or overwhelming him. We would love to add this book to our study of the Middle Ages.

Theresa said...

The illustrations are marvelous and what intrigues me is learning about who some of these people were as people, not just as icons, saints, and subjects of poems and literature.

Kris said...

You've included not only some well-known personalities from the Middle Ages, but also some not-so-famous individuals. The writing is engaging, and the illustrations are very traditionally medieval. (I am a fan of lovely illustrated books for children, and these are wonderful!) I am intrigued . . . !

mamafitty@sbcglobal.net

Tully Family said...

We would LOVE to win this book b/c my son is playing it in his first piano Christmas recital! I never knew the true story- this will be exciting to share with our children!

PlainJane said...

Great work Terri!
The bautiful illustrations draw me in (a visiual learner) and the stories capture my attention, I am so pleased to see a living book on the Middle Ages, a time in history where there is so little out there. We love history here and the age range is perfect for our family. We always wondered who Good King Wenceslas was, and I look forward to reading it to our children. Congratulations on a fine work - best wishes!

lolafalola said...

The illustrations are delightful. I am most interested in Empress Theodora. Having studied the Middle Ages previously, my children and I are familiar with the more "famous" people of the time. You have chosen biographies of people that are known but perhaps not as well as the others...thank you.

Ann in Gold Country said...

Looks like another quality resource from you-all! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

This biography book would be something I would love to read to my kids. Biographies, especially these ones, are great for encouragement and strength in these times we're going through.
God bless you!
Zeanne
Zeablanco@aol.com

Julie said...

This book looks like a wonderful resource. The illustrations are beautiful and help to transport us back to the middle ages. It is so important to teach our children that ordinary people CAN do
extraordinary things in all times with God at the center of our lives.

Julie
ze.th6@verizon.net

Molly said...

I'm more interested in History now than I ever was as a child. We love to sit down and read our History books. This book looks intriguing and we would sure love to win it. We haven't had the opportunity yet to read any of your history books.

Mrs. Tommie said...

History textbooks can be boring and dry reading. Biographies are a wonderful way to make history come alive. As the child or adult reads, it's easy to find themselves transported back in time.

Kerri said...

Hi Terri! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! We're reading a lot about the history of Christianity right now and this book would be the perfect addition to our study! I'm very much going to enjoy sharing this free story with my family - we dig this kinda stuff ;) The illustrations are gorgeous!

kerrilhop@yahoo.com

Cathy said...

As a veteran homeschooler, our family's favorite subject has always been History! I am sure that's because we have always read "living books" for our history lessons. Your book on the Middle Ages looks like it would fit right into our studies of that time period!

Camiva Mom said...

Having the "historical accuracy and age-appropriate content" plus the beautiful illustrations is just what I'm looking for. I have 3 children that love this time period, they act it out all the time. My youngest son loves the story about Good King Wencelas, he is currently playing a piano piece about him. Thanks for all you do Terri!

In Christ,
Heather

Ranae said...

I have sang the song and often wondered who was King Wencelas? Now I can read about him and enjoy the beautiful artwork also. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

The illustrations are beautiful, and I enjoyed the story of Gutenberg very much! It looks like a lot of thought was put into the illustrations. I know my daughter would really enjoy these stories. Both of us learn history better reading stories. Leslie Bryant at: tnlbryant@msn.com

Anonymous said...

The illustrations are wonderful, and very detailed from the book What Really Happened During the Middle Ages. We are enjoying reading through Ancient History this year and using living books, and your Goegraphy books along with the History. It is so exciting to use both and see the past come to life. Thank you for such wonderful products.
phain@newteksolutions.com

tgisel said...

Who said history was boring! This makes the middle ages come alive for the kids. We already have the ebook version. Our children LOVE the stories and they would be trilled to have the book version! (not to mention I would not have to share my ebook reader :-D)
Blessings from Maine!
-Tammy

Dawn said...

We love history but have a difficult time finding books that really interest us that tell the "real" story behind the stories. Your biographies do just this, and we love the "living" part of history. We are studying the Middle Ages this year for our first year homeschooling and we LOVE learning as much about it as we can. Thank you for blessing us with your gift of history knowledge!
Dawn (dawnkarry@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

The illustrations are intriguing; I enjoy history very much and am trying to instill that joy in my daughter. I think this book would help in that regard.

Mary Sladewski
mary_sladewski@yahoo.com
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Kris said...

I have to confess that it *all* looks interesting to me. We'll begin studying the Middle Ages after a loooooooong time spent on the Ancients. We're all ready for a change. The stories, the illustrations...the not-Greekness. ;-) All of it sounds great! This would be such a timely contest to win. I'm crossing my fingers!

Kris
www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com

Anonymous said...

History was not interesting to my kids until we put away the dry textbooks that cover the events, and started looking at the lives of people who lived those events. Books like this one are the only way I can stand to teach (and learn) history, plus we actually remember it! This book looks like another great way to make history real to us.

Carla, edwards@triad.rr.com

Knitmomma said...

I really like how they are presented as ordinary people - I mean, that's what most of us are, but some people still manage to touch many, many lives in extraordinary ways. That's one of the things I want my kids to understand. I also am intrigued to realized I know so little about most of the people featured in this book - I love when I can learn alongside my kids in compelling ways!

Anonymous said...

I have wondered who Good King Wenceslas was, but never got around to looking up the information about him. I am interested in the bios of a number of people in this book because I really don't know much more about them than their name. Wonderful illustrations. brocamontes@yahoo.com

cheri's cherries said...

I love that history just comes alive in the story! It made me want to continue to read and I'm sure my kids will get just at exicted about it as well. What a wonderful book! cheri.ahlrichs@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Our whole family loves to read about Real people and places in history. We will study Middle Ages again next year.

Kathy

lkwarmbrand@verizon.net

Deborah said...

The illustrations are beautiful! I downloaded the sample chapter on Johann Gutenberg and it was fascinating. Very well done.

Deborah
mlleoiseau@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

My daughter and I love history. Your new book looks wonderful. We would love to win your book and learn more from a christian worldview. Thank you for the opportunity. canonge2@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

It looks wonderful. The stories are captivating and very readable.

lhackbarth@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

we love that you have brought history alive! It's nicely illustrated, looks great.
Melinda
growingwithtruth@nebonet.com

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your items and would like to include the Middle Ages book to our collection. Thank you for all the sample ebooks. You are truly a blessing to homeschoolers everywhere.

Judy Joiner
MJoiner@carolina.rr.com

Lori B. in NY said...

This looks like a great story that would absorb both my kids, plus the pictures help bring it even more to life. We will be working on that time period next, so we'd love a copy.

lorib2k@netzero.net

Anonymous said...

We are always on the lookout for books that come at a subject from a different perspective than most-these fit the bill as they are about people only fleetingly mentioned in other places.The illustrations are great&keep the interest of even the youngest listener,thanks for the samples.
ta.plante@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

I don't even have to look... I've been sighing over these lovely books for a while. I often read history stories and biographies to my co-op history class while they're working on projects- this would be a wonderful addition to our library!

Stephanie said...

My family and I are members of the SCA so we enjoy learning as much as we can about the Middle Ages. Being able to tell real stories from the times to my children, in a way that would appeal to them would be a wonderful addition to our hobby. Stephanie
adriana2430@yahoo.com

amaslaluno said...

The illustrations are beautifully done. History is my favorite subject. I enjoyed the free sample story, and will share it with my boys in the upcoming weeks.

Sara said...

We have four children, and love teaching all types of history in our homeschool. The whole family makes a yearly trip to the local Renaissance Festival, and we always spend a period of time beforehand studying different facets of the Middle Ages. Your book appears to cover people that we haven't yet studied, and would be a great addition to our studies in the coming year! I would love to win this book.

Sara
sarajeen@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

These gorgeous sketches will probably end up in a frame at our home. I love the decorative border that is representative of the time period. Each sketch depicts the person with symbols relevant to their life work. Not only are these illustrations beautiful but they will aid in remembering the lives!
Thank you for the artwork.
Stacy
stacy,thorne@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri! I was just looking at the website and the artwork is exquisite. I remember a cartoon when I was a little girl growing up in Canada that came on every year at Christmas time. It was set to the song Good King Wenceslas. I loved it but never knew anything more than what I saw in the cartoon. I am looking forward to reading the story about him. Thanks for all your hard work.

Teresa Williamson
treesaw1@yahoo.com

Lynda Coats said...

I love this book because it has such "kid appeal". The sample story held my attention and that of my fourth grade students. I especially like that it includes both well-known figures and some that will be new to most of us. You have done an excellent job.

Danielle Hull said...

I think the free sample looks pretty good ;-) My dd10 has just discovered historical fiction, and she loves it; I know we'll enjoy these books like everything else we've gotten from KQ. Thanks!

Danielle Hull
mdhull at kconline dot com

littlehouse said...

I like the biography. It is so fun to read about real heroes. It is nice to see quality books being written with the heart in mind. I really love your website and your emails.

thecharlestongal@yahoo.com

Tracey said...

Wow, how timely!! We are just finishing up the Middle Ages and these books would go perfectly with our upcoming break to help reinforce what we've already learned - or to add new information. These books would be such a great addition to our studies. The illustrations just add another element to these well-written histories.

Tracey
tmsilver@traymonster.com

Lakota said...

It looks like a great read-aloud for the whole family! Some of the people featured are true heroes of the faith, also. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

Lakota

Anonymous said...

I love the fact that the book is geared towards younger readers without being "dumbed down" & it stays accurate to the history of the period.

michellejas4@aol.com

Anonymous said...

L would love to win this book for my daughter, as she loves Joan of Arc, who is featured in the book. Thanks, Gale
gbenington@yahoo.com

Lynda said...

I like the age appropriate content, the easy reading style and the lovely illustrations. Enough info, but not heavy. Thanks!

reidhome@mweb.co.za

Theresa Little said...

This books looks great! And so easy to read! I love how you includ a map with each story. That makes it much easier for the story to be "real".

Theresa
telittle@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

That looks very interesting. Thank you for holding a drawing. Have a blessed day!

RaShell
home@teamsoutherland.com

Anonymous said...

Wow - these look awesome! At the download page I noticed that the story was so engaging - not dry like a textbook/encyclopedia entry - but very engaging and readable! We will be studying this time period next year - what a great addition it would be!

kstedl@nuterrallc.com

Sherry said...

The portraits are really great. It's so nice to have Christian biographies available for history studies.

Loretta said...

Thank you for the wonderful way God uses you to make history come alive. You are reminding us as a family that God uses ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. The illustrations by Darla Dixon are wonderful. Thanks for the link to her website as well.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those illustrations are gorgeous! We are studying the Middle Ages right now, so these names are quite familiar on our timeline right now. This book looks amazing.
Lori Snyder
jlsnyder@netins.net

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of history as is my son (age 14) and my husband. I have recently discovered the Lamplighter books at a homeschool conference and I love them. Your book series seems to be of the same fabulous quality in that the cover looks beautifully done and the artist is awesome. I checked out her web page and I am so impressed with her work. The two of you seem to have been blessed with amazing gifts. Thank you for all of your hard work in bringing us these amazing bio's to share with our kids about historical figures...both men and women. You both are a blessing. My email is kishagoldvarg@yahoo.com

Theda said...

The illustrations are just beautiful! Happy to see some great biographies for the "middle" kids- upper elementary to middle school. They will appeal to everyone in the family! We are always looking for true stories that remind our boys to be in service to others - and like you said "ordinary people doing extraordinary things" !
tburchardt@bellsouth.net

Loree said...

Great story telling..held me attention completley and I could visualize all of her descriptions of the boy and the castle and all the characters. I love stories..it makes your mind travel to another time and another era. Definately would read all the books.

I have told many childrens stories
that I have written, and my grandchildren request them over and over,,and even my 40yr old children laugh over my imaginary creatures...,I have them made into a little book of my own,,they are stories of two young mice, an owl, who lives in the forrest and is always threatening to eat the young mice,an old bat with a long white bead living in a tunnel in the forrest,a mole who is alergic to daylite,a firefly who only can fly figure 8's because he has been locked in an old box for years in the tunnel,a beaver who entered a local tree cutting contest, a saccy old crow who just can't resist his kleptomaniac tendencies and many other creatures.

Loree Connors
loray333@aol.com

mebegley said...

I really loved story of Good King Wenceslas. The bios of What Really Happened in the Middle Ages is a delightful read. Not only do the children enjoy the stories but they love looking at the pictures.

Laura said...

We've enjoyed all of your downloads, and the products wev've purchased to this date.

My children deny an interest in history, but demonstrate their fascination with it when doing hands-on activities. Curiou, isn't it? They're enthralled with the way people lived before us, but do not consider that history. Hmmmm.

So, lets see...the book looks interesting to me becuase of the content. We're studying Gutenberg at the moment. It's the right period in history for a tangent. The kids think it's fascinating how people lived in the middle ages. They'd like that about the book.

I think we'll like all of it. Hope we win.

laura_staley@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

The illustrations are very beautiful!I would like to read this book!

ellenforsberg@cox.net

Anonymous said...

The illustrations show Wenceslas as dressed rather ornately.
My email address is
starkjohn@tds.net

Elaine

carolyn said...

Thank you for a delightful start to my morning as I read the story of Wenceslas. History just fails to include the heart of these people from the past, and I am grateful for folks like you who take the time to do the research to encourage and inspire the rest of us. I hope to past this on to my sons and grandchildren so they will grasp the heart of love and service from past generations. God wants a willing heart and anyone can be great in His kingdom when he serves the living Christ. Thanks for a well written story with beautiful illustrations. It will be a great ending to the Middle Ages study we just completed.
momkeely