With the arrival of the most spectacular winter in years and Christmas only a night away, Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope find themselves in the midst of a scene right out of a holiday fairytale in this newest adventure in the Princess Parables series A Royal Christmas to Remember. But then the threat of bandits in the village lead the king away from the castle on Christmas Eve! Suddenly, the bandits come crashing into the castle. Praying to God for courage and safety, the princesses are soon rescued by five brave knights and then do some rescuing themselves. The next day, the princesses go to the village to see how they can be of help to the people, discovering that the true meaning of Christmas is honoring and giving glory for the greatest gift of all.
|Contributor(s)||Jeanna Young , Jacqueline Kinney Johnson , Omar Aranda|
|About the Contributor(s)||Jeanna Young
Jeanna Stolle Young is a daughter of the king that lives in Southern California with her dashing husband, Bruce, her two sweet princesses, Danika and Emmalynn, and two daring princes, Christian and Kenton. God gave her the vision for this series that has caused her faith to grow through watching Him work. She has a passion for moms of princesses and knights training up the next generation for Christ. She is a speaker and blogger at www.theprincessparables.com
There are more than 13 books in the Princess Parable brand.
Jacqueline Kinney Johnson
Jacqueline Kinney Johnson is a former tribal missionary to the Kuna Indians located on the Colombian border in Central America. The vision for The Princess Parable Series was born in these jungles. She is the wife of Pastor Ralph Johnson and the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three princesses, Catherine, Alexandra Grace, and Megan Joy and four young knights, Zack, Payton, Maverick, and Christopher. She delights in stirring young hearts and imaginations with Godly character and the certainty of becoming a child of the King for eternity. Her passion is mentoring and equipping dedicated young women for life, marriage, motherhood, and beyond. She lives in a castle perched high on a hill above the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.
Omar Aranda studied Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was born. Many top publishers and companies worldwide have commissioned him for projects including story artwork, comics, and character design. He started his career as an artistic painter but now devotes all of his time to illustrations for children's products.
|Publish Date||Oct 11, 2016|
|Series||The Princess Parables|
- Review by Fitzysmom
That's just where the five princesses find themselves. The situation concerns their father the king but before he can do something about it a crisis in the kingdom arises and he must go and deal with it. Not surprising but that very crisis is what brings about realization that their priorities have been misplaced.
My granddaughters and I have been enjoying these lovely Princess Parables books. Through the use of a delightful cast of characters, the writers bring to light an important portion of Scripture in a parable type of format. This time the reference is from Luke 12:15-21. In this portion of Scripture Jesus is reminding His followers to be on guard against all types of greed.
My favorite part of the book is the ending where 'The Princesses' Journal' is located. It reminds the reader that Christmas is a time of giving. We are celebrating the fact that God was willing to give His one and only Son to be an atonement for us. The authors remind us that "Christmas is a time of giving and reflecting Jesus to others." What a great reminder for our children (and ourselves) that it is wonderful to celebrate this season, but we must always keep in perspective Who we are celebrating.
I highly recommend this and all of the Princess Parables books to those with young girls. They have a wonderful message packaged in all the wonder of being a princess.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 12/17/2016)
- Review by Elizabeth
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is the story of Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity and Hope as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. The castle is decorated in all it’s Christmas finery and the girls are bubbling with excitement over the gifts that they will receive Christmas morning. Their excitement is cut short when a group of bandits storm the castle. The girls pray to God for courage and safety. Will the girls escape? Will they discover the true meaning of Christmas?
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is a reminder to us all about what is really important at Christmas time. Just like the Princesses’ in the story we often get caught up in the “Holiday Extras”. Parents seem to be focused on picking out the perfect gift for their loved one and children are focused on Santa and the gifts he brings. It is all to easy to lose focus on the greatest gift of all…Jesus Christ.
The book is based on Luke 12: 15-21, the story of the Rick Young Ruler. The end of the book is “The Princesses’ Journal” and it explains the connection between the story of the Princesses’ and the Bible story. The girls were focused on the here and now…what Christmas would bring them. They had forgotten about God and his greatest gift to us, His only Son. It wasn’t until bandits attacked their castle and home that they remembered what is most important.
The story reminds us that not only do we need to tell others about God’s love for us, but that we also need to show it through our actions. Our friends and families need to see it reflected in how we live.
The book is geared toward girls between the ages of 4 through 8. Younger children will enjoy having this book read aloud to them, while older girls will enjoy reading it on their own. The illustrations are full colour and add a wonderful visual element to the story.
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is a fun story to share with your little girl during the Christmas season. It would make a wonderful gift to open on Christmas Eve and share at bedtime.
Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. (Posted on 12/8/2016)
- Review by April
There is drama and action in this hard covered story book. Pictures are delightful and the author keeps you turning the pages with some on the edge of your seat problems the princesses faced.
If you are looking for more Christmas stories this season then pick this one up! It is not just for girls as my 5 year old son loved it too.
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% mine. (Posted on 10/16/2016)
- Review by Jalynn
But as the fans of The Princess Parables know there is always a lesson to be learned by the princesses and this story is no different. Soon the princesses and their family are in utter danger. They need God to send someone to rescue them and He does. After a very rough and trying experience the princesses learn the true meaning of Christmas. This memorable Christmas will not soon be forgotten and the princess were able to share it with those around them.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 9/30/2016)
- Review by Penny
“A Royal Christmas to Remember” is a Christian children’s fiction picture book, written by Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson. The gorgeous pictures in this book were done by Omar Aranda.
This story begins with the princess sisters being all selfish and self-absorbed. They cared only about THEIR Christmas. Then, they were robbed and tied up in their kitchen, while their daddy was away, fighting the marauders who were pillaging the village. The princesses change their attitudes…But, as always, you’re going to have to read the book to find out what all happened. I really don’t want to spoil it for you.
I also like “The Princesses’ Journal” at the end of the story, that tells about the Bible story of the Rich Man, found in Luke 12:15-21.
I do recommend this book for young readers and for parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others who read to little ones.
(Posted on 9/17/2016)