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About the author:
Joyce Swann has been a Christian since childhood and a prayer warrior for over forty years. She became nationally-known in the 1990's because of her work homeschooling her ten children from the first grade through masters' degrees before their seventeenth birthdays. She has been featured on Paul Harvey's weekly radio program, CBN and the 1990's CBS series "How'd They Do That?" She has been interviewed by "Woman's World", "The National Enquirer", and numerous regional newspapers. The story of the Swann family has also been featured in the "National Review" and several books about homeschooling success stories.
Joyce is author of "The Warrior", which has been downloaded over 80,000 times on Kindle, and co-author of four novels, including "The Fourth Kingdom", which was selected as a top four finalist in the Christianity Today 2011 fiction of the year awards, and two holiday stories (The Holiday Collection). She was a popular columnist for "Practical Homeschooling" for nearly a decade, and she has retold her own story of homeschooling her ten children in "Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother." "The Christmas Cake" is the second story in "The Holiday Collection".
Tales of Pig Isle is the first in her two book McAloons' series. These books started as stories to entertain her grandchildren.
Tales of Pig Isle
A Pig Isle Adventure
The Pigmeister's best friend needs help. Rance Hogg is one of the best friends a farm animal can have. But hard times are causing him to lose the family farm for taxes! Now, with Joy McAloon's help, the Pigmeister will get back into training to help his friend with a Pay-Per-View sporting event to raise the tax money and save the farm.
Meanwhile, two-year-old Andy will get to be the Mayor of Pig Isle for an entire week. Andy is overjoyed at the chance to be in charge, and he starts his administration by giving free candy and ice cream to all the children. But during his week as mayor, Andy learns some valuable lessons about leadership, responsibility and good citizenship.
A Pig Isle Christmas
The Pigmeister wants this year to be the best Christmas that Pig Isle has ever seen. He has made fat snowmen with carrot noses and silk top hats, and he has wrapped tinsel ropes around all of the lamp posts. The shops are filled with Christmas dolls in satin dresses and real cowboy hats and every sort of toy you can imagine. The scent of sweet Christmas cakes and warm figgy puddings is everywhere. But, there is no Christmas spirit on Pig Isle.
On Christmas Eve, he brings Joy and Andy McAloon back to the Isle to help him host a Christmas Pageant. With the help of the Pigmeister's magical Christmas tree, Joy and Andy are able to show the children of Pig Isle the story of the first Christmas and introduce them to God's best gift to the world--His Son.
"The Christmas Spirit Can Only Be Found in a Manger"
- Publication Date:
- 1456472488 / 9781456472481
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 7" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / General