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A Little Princess in the Making: A Royal Guide to Becoming a Girl of Grace [Hardcover]

By Emilie Barnes (Author) & Michal Sparks (Illustrator)
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Item description for A Little Princess in the Making: A Royal Guide to Becoming a Girl of Grace by Emilie Barnes & Michal Sparks...

Describes the ways girls can become princesses by being polite, being a good friend and sharing, taking care of themselves, and having good table manners.

Publishers Description

Bestselling author Emilie Barnes shares how little girls can act like a princess by learning their manners. Each gem of a lesson reveals ways to be royally kind and good as they: become a good friendcare for their castlesmake themselves prettydine at their fancy tablehave a grateful heart

Whether read aloud to little ones or given to young girls of reading age, this enjoyable visit to the kingdom of courtesy, adorned with jewel-toned paintings by artist Michal Sparks, will inspire manners and cause hearts to shine.

Community Description
Help your little girl discover noble manners and modest demeanor in this guide to gracious behavior by best-selling author Emelie Barnes! She'll learn how to become an excellent friend, care for the home, make herself pretty, set a fine table, and express an attitude of gratitude. The red carpet is rolled out and ready for your visit to he court of courtesy. Just watch how the sparkle of good graces inspires others and transforms you into a true princess of the heart! Features illustrations by Michal Sparks. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 8.34" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.56 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   Harvest House Publishers
Age  5-8
ISBN  0736918558  
ISBN13  9780736918558  

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More About Emilie Barnes & Michal Sparks

Emilie Barnes Emilie Barnes is a nationally recognized home-and-office organization expert, a best-selling author, a dynamic speaker, and a dedicated homemaker. She is an active participant of the More Hours In My Day time-management seminars she founded with her husband, Bob.

A gifted communicator, for more than 20 years Emilie has been speaking throughout the United States and Canada teaching women creative ways to simplify their lives by getting organized. The success of her teachings created further demand, which motivated Emilie to put her much-requested survival secrets into print. She is the author of more than 60 books and the co-author of several books. Her original book, “More Hours In My Day” is in its fourth revision and has remained in print for more than 20 years. Together, Emilie and Bob wrote the very popular, A Little Book of Manners for Boys and Minute Meditations for Couples. Bob has written more than a dozen books including the very popular, “What Makes A Man Feel Loved.”

In A Journey Through Cancer, Emilie writes an autobiographical account of her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from life-threatening cancer. Stricken with non-hodgkins lymphoma nearly five years ago, Emilie's foundation was shaken to the core. Now in recovery following a bone marrow transplant, Emilie is eager to share her story of hope, healing, and God's faithfulness. Her words offer comfort and encouragement to others suffering through illness, bereavement, job loss, or relationship struggles. Emilie speaks from the heart as she explores how to rediscover God's plan for life when your world is shaken, trust the reality of God's provision, receive joy in times of trouble, and live in hope. While in the midst of her illness, Emilie wrote two books. Safe in the Father's Hands outlines God's promises and blessings and A Cup of Hope speaks of the enduring strength of His peace and comfort.

In their new book, 101 Ways to Love Your Grandkids, Bob and Emilie encourage grandparents to create legacies of faith and love. Offering practical ideas, heartfelt prayers, and personal stories, they inspire every grandpa and grandma to pray for their grandkids, extend a listening ear, participate in activities, demonstrate unconditional love, and accept each child's uniqueness. In a second release, Everything I Know I Learned Over Tea, Emilie pours out 13 life lessons that invite women to embrace the comforts of tradition, honor the resilience of the human spirit, and celebrate the individual gifts each person brings to the table.

Emilie's much-requested organizational secrets and words of wisdom are published in more than 60 books including, If Teacups Could Talk, The Twelve Teas® of Celebration, The Twelve Teas® of Friendship, A Grandma Is a Gift from God, Quiet Moments for a Busy Moms Soul, Welcome Home, Beautiful Home on a Budget, Simply Dinner, Simply Organized, Time Began in a Garden, 15 Minutes Alone with God, The Spirit of Loveliness, 15 Minutes of Peace with God, Your Simple Guide to A Home-Based Business, and Fill My Cup Lord. Together her books have sold more than four million copies.

Emilie is listed in 100 Christian Women Who Changed the 20th Century. She is a frequent guest on numerous radio and television programs nationwide, including The 700 Club, Focus On The Family, Family Life and Moody Broadcasting Network, and is currently featured in one-minute national radio segments entitled, “Keep It Simple with Emilie.” She continues to share her creative ideas and personal experience with cancer on literally hundreds of regional and local radio programs.

Emilie and Bob Barnes live in Newport Beach, California where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children and five grandchildren.

Emilie Barnes currently resides in Riverside, in the state of California.

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Every Princess Needs this Book  Dec 30, 2009
I bought this book for my 4 year old granddaughter, who is a little princess. The pages are nicely illustrated,so they hold her attention while she learns manners and how to conduct herself. I highly recommend this book!
Love this book!  Apr 15, 2009
When I came across this in the local Christian bookstore I immediately loved it. My 5 year old daughter ADORES princesses and this book is right up her alley. My husband and I have always been ones for good manners, but this book really puts it all together in a way my daughter understands and also wants to emulate, not just something Mommy and Daddy make her do! I'm a Christian and I'm quite okay that it's not preachy. I'm actually considering buying this for a friend's daughter and also the one for boys for her son. It's nice to see a book teaching nice ways to behave without all the characters, but still in an appealing way for children. Great book!
Great for girls crazy over princess stuff  Jan 8, 2009
If you have a daughter whose swept up in the princess craze, A Little Princess in the Making by Emilie Barnes may be just the book to help teach her good manners.

The book begins by introducing a young girl who calls herself a princess. "Would you like to start your princess training with me?" she asks. Then, every four pages features one attribute: caring for the "castle," being a good friend, meeting strangers and traveling through the kingdom with good manners, being pretty on the inside and the outside, dining, and having a grateful heart. In a conversational manner, our young princess explains the best way to behave, often reminding us what God desires of us in these areas. For example, when discussing caring for the "castle," she says:

"When I'm at home in my castle, I have lots of chances to use the magic kingdom words. I say these words when I need something or when someone does something nice for me or when I do something wrong. (Even princesses goof up sometimes!) And these magic words always work! They make me feel happy, and they make everyone around me feel happy, too. Are you ready to learn them? Here they are -
Thank you
Excuse me
I'm sorry
...And did you know that every princess has a special rule she follows? It even has a royal-sounding name! It's called the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

What I Like: Barnes makes learning good manners fun by incorporating playtime activities many girls enjoy, like tea parties and playing princess. Michal Sparks' watercolor illustrations show lots of fun costumes, and the last two pages of the book are actually paper dolls. (If you don't want to cut up the book, you could easily make color copies of these pages.)

What I Dislike: While the author does a pretty good job of bringing up biblical principles where appropriate, I wish she'd included Bible references and quotes, too. And although the Golden Rule is mentioned a few times, the author never explains that it comes from the Bible. Too, all the girls in this book are conspicuously caucasian (although I do appreciate that they have healthy figures).

Overall Rating: I've hemmed and hawed whether to give this book a "Good" or "Very Good" review. For my daughter and me, it's somewhere in-between. She likes princess things only somewhat. If your child adores princesses, however, this is probably an ideal book for her
Great book!!!  Oct 28, 2008
This is truly the best book I have found that teaches important life skills in a sweet and princess-fun way. It really helps to reinforce all we are taching our 4 year old at home. She loves being a princesss and is now more aware that being one comes with responsibility.
It's ok  Jul 30, 2008
This book isn't what I thought it was going to be. It is difficult to read through and the lessons are not very well laid out. It attempts to provide guidance, but loses the focus as it proceeds. Not one that engaged my child (or me).

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