Lost Prince of Samavia, The
Marco is only 12, but he is years beyond his age. He has never seen his homeland of Samavia, as he has traveled across the European continent all his life with his father, Loristan, and their servant, Lazarus. Samavia lies in ruins as two warring parties fight over the crown, the crown that rightfully belongs to the Lost Prince. It is said that for the past five hundred years, the royal line of Samavia has been in hiding, bound by the oath of the Forgers of the Stone. The Lost Prince waits for just the right moment to assume his rightful position as King of Samavia. Marco and his father take up their dying country's cause and dream of seeing its secret king crowned. A dangerous plan takes father and son on different journeys. 342 pgs, abridged pb. ~ Elise
We personally own a lot of these books. Many of them are among our children's all-time favorites. That's saying a lot, since my children are voracious readers. There's such variety in this line - they run the gamut from biography to fantasy, but consistently enrich. It is indisputable that every book you read becomes a little part of you. Knowing this, we want to be careful not to fill our children's heads and hearts with objectionable, disturbing or useless material. Many of our customers are Christian homeschoolers, as we are. Even among this group, parents differ in the degree of restriction or criteria they apply in selecting materials they consider appropriate for their children, depending upon their particular convictions in this area. However, we feel confident that even the most convicted parent would have no qualms about this thoroughly Christian series. While books in the Light Line have a "strong Christian message," they are not "preachy." Rather, they skillfully entertain while presenting that message, with vivid characters and strong, exciting story lines. The biographies are among the best my children have read - they have been particularly stirred by With Daring Faith, the story of missionary Amy Carmichael. Series are listed first in each section, followed by single books listed alphabetically.
Written to accompany Bob Jones' popular, God-honoring youth novels and non-fiction, Booklinks provide both literature study and cross-curricular enrichment activities based on the book studied. Each Booklinks guide comes in a laminated folder, which includes both teaching information and reproducible pages for the student. Many of these are used as optional novel studies in Bob Jones' reading curriculum, but you may also wish to use these as a "break" from any other reading program. Please see our Library Builders section for the books that accompany these guides.