Little Pilgrim's Progress: From John Bunyan's Classic
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Then it fell from his shoulders and rolled to the bottom of the hill, and when he turned to see what had become of it, he found that it was quite gone. As a lifelong fan of Bunyan's original work, I was so eager to get my hands on this adaptation for kids. Taylor took John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers, while keeping the storyline intact. Little Pilgrim's Progress and other adaptations for children are our kids favorite books of all time and they want to read them again and again.
We read Helen Taylor’s rendition last term, but this time Kellen read this version as our family read aloud. I mean, Pilgrim's Progress has both a novel and a popular magazine named after one of its locations, and one can't pretend to understand the arc of Little Women without knowing the gist of Pilgrim's Progress. Sutphin is one of my favorite illustrators, and I purchased this book solely for his illustrations, and received even more than I expected.On top of the very readable text and the beautiful illustrations, the summary and the questions at the end of each chapter, make this resource (along with the previous two volumes), useful for family devotions, classrooms, as well as individual use. In Volume I follow Christian on his unforgettable journey and help equip your kids to lead a life of faith as they follow the King's path to the Celestial City. Support in edification, education and encouragement is enabling parents to bring up their children in a way that is in tune with the word of God, the Bible. Despite my theological drawbacks, I would read this version with children, with some discussion about the usefulness of the allegory in daily life.
I found it more palatable with Christian and Christiana as rabbits, with Great Heart as a badger, and the King as (what else? Bound in a genuine cloth cover adorned with gold foil accents, the book exudes quality and elegance. We laughed, shuddered, leapt in victory and worked on our (make believe) sword swinging as we journeyed along. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.In this fresh, imaginative new edition, bestselling illustrator Joe Sutphin portrays the characters of Bunyans tale as animals living in a woodland realm. Every page of this book transforms into a vibrant tapestry of colors and visuals, inviting readers of all ages into a world brimming with delight and wonder. After explaining that it wouldn't be possible, they asked when we were going to read this one again. Perceiving the need for a simpler version of a timeless classic, Helen Taylor faithfully adapted John Bunyan's allegory of the Christian life, The Pilgrim's Progress, for young readers-hoping to bring its treasury of wisdom nearer to children's hearts and minds.
So though there might not be any books that follow this type of imagery, there are many other books that you're better off reading to teach your kids how to interact with difficult people and situations. Think Beatrix Potter-type English) it would be difficult for children aged 5 and younger to listen to this book, most likely. Ages 6-12 are probably the best targeted age group (though, again, the truths are really profound and could be studied by teenagers as well). It is incredibly moving and I looked forward to reading it every night (sometimes, I think, more than the kids).Our older kids (aged 7 and 5) both glued in from the beginning to end, imagining the world that Bunyan originally created with the same names, places and content as the adapted version published in 1947. Little Pilgrim's Progress is both an exciting adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life. I am not the biggest fan of Pilgrim's Progress, but I recognize its importance in culture that few other texts have, and its significance in the history of Christian spirituality. The kids are learning allegorical truth without even realizing it, and I have been shocked at many times during family devotions when the kids will say something like "Oh, that's like when little Christian talks to . So, then I looked at John Bunyan's original and I understood why - it's almost as unreadable (for pleasure) as Shakespeare.
All the same characters (as children) and same situations but written so that children can read and get a grasp of the wonderful work by Bunyan.However, she knew that it would not be very long before they followed her, and when she remembered this, it comforted her. A beautifully illustrated version of the Pilgrim's Progress designed for children ages 4 to 10, with beautiful artwork on every page and engaging text. This did allow for some conversation with my oldest son -- God is good, God's love for us is unconditional. It's both a simple adventure story and a profound allegory of the Christian journey through life, a delightful read with a message kids ages 6 to 12 can understand and remember. Background/Overview: This beautiful new edition of "Little Pilgrim's Progress" (1947) with the characters adapted to be animals is a captivating edition for children and parents.