Buried in the Snow
Jacques' father takes the cows and goats up into the Jura Mountains every spring to graze in the fields so he can make cheese to support his family. While there, he lives a solitary lifestyle in their little chalet high on the mountainside. He always comes back well before the fierce winters hit, but it is now late fall, and there is no sign of Jacques' father. Fearing the worst, Jacques and his grandfather begin the voyage up the mountain to check on his father. The adventure begins as unforeseen events take place and lives are endangered by extreme weather conditions. This book by Franz Hoffman is a brilliant story of courage, patience, love, and undying faith. 116 pgs. elise
Historical fiction books based on the lives of Christian heroes. Using actual incidents and facts from the lives of these men and women of faith, the storylines center around a fictional young person who interacts with the Christian hero. Many of the stories are through the eyes of a young male, making this a good choice for those with a young boy beginning longer chapter books. See Reading section for descriptions, order numbers and prices.