We were without internet for about two weeks. It was really nice! I took the opportunity to do some reading with the children. #1 on my list? The Charming Academy series by Jessica L. Elliott. I couldn't possibly read to the children without sharing with you all! First of all, go get this first book on Kindle now. It's free at the moment and I'm not sure how long that will last. It's worth at least $20 as far as I'm concerned, so take advantage of this time. This is 500 pages of wonderful story, characters, and life lessons. I love books that concentrate on building character in children. This series definitely does that very thing. There were so many applications to real life in these pages. I love that!
Growing up is a difficult process for anyone, but for a boy destined to be the Prince Charming of a fairy tale it's an absolute nightmare. Not only must Lucian learn the things normal boys are taught at school, he must also learn the particulars of quests at Charming Academy for Boys. It's not going to be easy! There are sarcastic dragons, vindictive witches, and to top it all off Lucian's princess hates him. Will he survive school to become the Prince Charming his parents believe him to be?
Yes, everything I do with my children is in conjunction with the Bible, EVERYTHING. I usually stay clear of anything with faeries or witches for that very reason. The weirder the world around us gets though, the more I feel the LORD calling me to search these things out with our family. I'd rather our children be armed with as much knowledge and history as possible than to be afraid of or just ignoring the "powers and principalities" the Bible clearly warns us about.
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For as long as she can remember,Jessica L. Elliott has been telling stories. As soon as she could grasp a pencil she began writing those stories down. Reading fueled her imagination, as did spending time with her five younger brothers and sisters. Everything was an adventure, something to be treasured and stories were her first love. Jessica began seriously writing in high school and continued into college while attending Emporia State University where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She wrote and released her first novel, Charming Academy, in August of 2011. Jessica currently lives in southwest Kansas with her husband and children.