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Kids Fiction 2077
Follow Your Heart, Not the Crowd
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This simple, straightforward fairytale is an excellent story to reaffirm in children a sense of right and wrong. Through the example of the one knight who did not follow the crowd, even though he thought it would cost him the honor of his village, the story explores the kinds of values that make a person honorable and courageous. It also depicts those kinds of behaviors, namely cheating, that are not part of a godly or good character. The father in the story is also an excellent example of what a true father looks for in his children.
The illustrations in this book are icing on the cake: detailed, bright, and creatively rendered castles, landscapes, people and costumes jump off the page and bring the story to life. Grimard's work is stunning and a great choice to accompany such a grand storyline.
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