Friday, October 19, 2007

Two Things That Made Me Squeal!

Two BOOKS by Andrew Peterson!!!!!!!!!

The Ballad of Matthew's Begats
An Unlikely Royal Family Tree

Who says all those "begats" in the first chapter of Matthew aren't fun to read?
Kids and parents will have fun reading and singing along with this joyful Andrew Peterson song. The lyrics tell not only of the Biblical list of relatives, but for the first time, kids will learn why the "begats" are extremely important. This story and song demonstrate that Abraham's long lineage leads directly to the most important Bible character ever . . . Jesus Christ.
This special book bridges the Old Testament and New Testament, showing Jesus' birth as part of God's plan from the very beginning.

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
The Wingfeather Saga, Book One

Adventure. Peril. Lost Jewels. And the Fearsome Toothy Cows of Skree.
Coming in March 2008!
I started writing this book about four years ago. I've wanted to write a book for at least as long as I've wanted to play music, and four years ago I decided (after reading the Narnia books to my boys) that it was time I gave it a shot. The story is about Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby, three siblings who encounter the Fangs of Drang, the hair-raising toothy cows, a haunted mansion, sea dragons, and one very smelly batch of maggotloaf. There's a lost treasure, treachery, loyalty, courage, and danger aplenty--did I mention the toothy cows? Oh, the horror.
I hope you'll read it by the fire to your children, and that you'll enjoy it with them as much as I enjoyed writing it.