Monday, November 07, 2005

Announcement - Correction: 3 of Our Members Have Published New Books!

How about that? When it rains it pours!

Christmas MosaicLouisana's Cay of the Cajun Cottage has a new book too!

Christmas Mosaic, An Illustrated Book Study for Advent and Christmas by Cay Gibson

For more details, especially if you want to order it in time for Christmas, check out Christmas Mosaic

litMichigan's Maureen Wittmann's book For the Love of Literature has been sent to the printer.

You can read about it here Awesome News

Fr. Brown
The following is from Illinois' Nancy Brown of Flying Stars

Just dropping you a note to let you know that the Father Brown Reader is published and available now, just in time for Christmas. This is an early reader chapter book for children ages 8-12 and 3rd to 7th grade (approximately). The stories are adaptations of four of the Father Brown mysteries (none of which are murder mysteries, naturally).

The Adapter is the Blogmistress for the American Chesterton Society Blog

The Father Brown Reader

4 short stories by G. K. Chesterton adapted by Nancy Carpentier Brown

Illustrated by Ted Schluenderfritz

This book features 4 Father Brown mysteries adapted for young readers:

A sapphire cross rescued . . . "The Blue Cross"

A set of silverware recovered . . . . "The Strange Feet"

A trio of diamonds restored . . . . "The Flying Stars"

A magician's puzzle solved . . . . "The Absence of Mr. Glass"

Great for gift giving to your favorite young readers!! (Great for read alouds as well.)

Order from Hillside Education (publisher) at:
or Amazon:
or Autographed copies available from the adapter:

Nancy Brown

The Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton
Four Father Brown stories adapted as a chapter book for the Young Reader

Congratulations ladies, you make the Catholic homeschool world very proud!


Nancy C. Brown said...

Thank you, Esther!

God bless us everyone!

NotMarian said...

About the Father Brown Reader...

I guess that's good, unless the children think they've read Chesterton.

I'm not all that much in favor of adapted books.

Why not give them something else to read until they are old enough to read the real Father Brown stories?

Just askin'

Margaret Mary Myers said...

To "notmarian", why NOT give the children an adapted Fr. Brown? Why not the adults too?

As for, what if they think they've read Chesterton, what about all the adaptations of other great authors? How about Charles and Mary Lamb's tales of Shakespeare? ...although this is not a good comparison as Nancy's book so much more closely follows Chesterton's book.

As Fr. Brown stories are a good introduction to Chesterton, so Nancy's choice of four stories are a good introduction to Fr. Brown.