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Gigi Gods Little Princess: Purple Ponies (OP) [Hardcover]

By Sheila Walsh (Author) & Meredith Johnson (Illustrator)
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Young Gigi learns how to overcome her disappointment and adapt her own abilities when she fails to land a position on a competitive girls' soccer team that her best friend has successfully joined.

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When things don't turn out as Gigi planned, Dad helps Gigi understand that we each have unique, God-given gifts.

When Gigi and her best friend, Frances, try out for The Purple Ponies soccer team, the competition is stiff. DiscouragedBut Dad helps a discouraged Gigi learn that everyone has certain talents and perhaps her talents don't include soccer. As it turns out, Frances makes the team but wants to wait until next year because it wouldn't be as much fun without her best friend on the team. After some royal thinking, Gigi comes decides they both can be part of the Purple Ponies. Frances plays on the team and Gigi becomes a cheerleader for the team. It's a delightful story that shows God has given each of us different abilities, and we need to use them to the best of our ability.

Scripture theme: We all have different gifts. Each gift came because of the grace God gave us. --Romans 12:6

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.33" Width: 8.31" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 4, 2008
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
Age  4-8
Series  Gigi Gods Little Princess  
ISBN  1400311241  
ISBN13  9781400311248  
UPC  9781400311248  

Availability  0 units.

More About Sheila Walsh & Meredith Johnson

Sheila Walsh Sheila Walsh is a powerful Bible teacher and best-selling author from Scotland with over 4 million books sold. A featured speaker with Women of Faith® conferences, she has reached more than 5 million women by combining honesty, vulnerability, and humor with God's Word. Her passion to see women's lives transformed by the power of God's word is contagious. Currently completing her Masters in Theology, Sheila lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband, Barry, her son, Christian, and her two little dogs, Belle and Tink.

Walsh began her career as a contemporary Christian singer after finishing college with studies in theology from London Bible College (now London School of Theology) in 1979 and music from the London Academy of Operatic Art.[1] Walsh worked as an evangelist with the British chapter of Youth For Christ and sang with a group known as "The Oasis" until going solo in 1981. She also worked closely at this time with keyboard player Chris Rolinson, who contributed extensively to the unique sound on her first "new wave" style album, Future Eyes. He also toured with her on her first United States tour, where she opened for Phil Keaggy.[1] As Walsh enjoyed some success both in the United Kingdom and America as a CCM musician, she was asked by minister Pat Robertson to serve as a co-host of his television talk-show, The 700 Club in 1987. Walsh served in this capacity into 1992 and also hosted her own talk-show, Heart to Heart with Sheila Walsh.

Ideological differences with Pat Robertson and general feelings of depression brought Walsh to re-examine her life's direction. After leaving Pat Robertson's enterprises in 1992 she sought therapy for her depression, eventually returning to college at Fuller Theological Seminary in California to take on doctoral studies in theology. Pat Robertson explained her departure from CBN as the result of a "nervous breakdown" brought on by the tremendous demands of her work with CBN. He asked his viewers to keep her in their prayers and ask God to give her the strength to continue doing His work.

She went on to write a book exploring her struggle with depression and her experiences with her faith as a Christian, entitled Honestly. While Walsh had written several books on theology before, this autobiography would become the wellspring of her later work on personal aspects of faith and would set the tone for her introspective, personal, but evangelical approach to affairs of modern theology.

Over the course of the latter 1990s, Walsh's work has concerned women's issues within the church and the unique relationship of the contemporary woman with God. She has written over seventeen books including Honestly, Living Fearlessly, and Life is Tough, but God is Faithful. She has also written several books for children recently. She also has continued her musical career as a songwriter and singer and has recorded several albums of new Christian music and traditional hymns arranged to a Celtic sound.

In 2005, Walsh partnered with Tommy Nelson publishers to create a line of children's books and DVDs called Gigi, God's Little Princess TM. The brand has become the #1 Christian Girl's brand and continues to be popular and releases new products. Walsh, with her family, is now an active attendee of Prestonwood Baptist Church, in Plano, Texas.

As of 2007, Walsh has appeared on many TV programs such as: Life Today, Hour of Power and The Rock Gospel Show (BBC) among many others. She was a member of the team "Women of Faith" on the second season of The American Bible Challenge on GSN.

Sheila Walsh currently resides in Nashville, in the state of Tennessee. Sheila Walsh was born in 1956.

Sheila Walsh has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bible Is My Best Friend
  2. Gigi, God's Little Princess (Hardcover)
  3. God's Little Princess
  4. God's Mighty Warrior
  5. Women of Faith Study Guides

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Fiction > Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction

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Gigi - The Purple Ponies  Apr 12, 2010
My daughter loves Gigi!! She got a book of 4 books in 1 a while back, and loves that Gigi is a Princess (just like her)

Gigi: The Purple Ponies by Sheila Walsh

This cute little story is about when Gigi and her bff Frances decide that they are going to play soccer!! Now, not everyone who tries out will make the team, but `of course' it will be them. Gigi is sure that she will make the team, even though she has no clue how to play or has ever tried. She just feels sorry for those who won't play. When Gigi doesn't do so well. . . well, it's the balls fault, and Frances, she had a friendly ball.
Gigi's dad is on hand to remind her that everyone has different gifts, and soccer might not be her's
When the list is posted, Frances is on it, but Gigi is not. Frances decides she won't play until Gigi reminds her that they all have special gifts, and that Frances should use her ability to play even if they can't do it together.
In the very end Gigi realizes she is a very good cheerleader and can cheer her friend on. . . they both get to do what they both do best!!

** Can you tell yet that I"m having fun!?!?

** I reviewed this book on my own and have received no compensation from this site, Sheila Walsh or Thomas Nelson

Excellent  Jan 10, 2010
We ot this bok for our Grandaughter for Christmas. We and she enjoy the booka lot. She looks alot like Gigi and she plays soccer.
We Heart Gigi!  Feb 10, 2009
My kids are huge fans of David Shannon books (as am I). They have them all, and so I was searching for something new that would be equally appealing. It is difficult to find adventure books whose style and story-telling are just right for early readers. Most tend to be too simple, boring and predictable. They sadly lack originality... especially among Christian books. I was pleasently surprised when I came across Sheila Walsh's "Gigi" series.
Gigi is fantastic... a spunky little girl who, along with her best friend Frances, finds herself in new situations that any little girl can relate to. My 6 year old daughter is entertained by the stories and enjoys Gigi's slightly dramatic, but big-hearted personality. (With good reason! LOL!)
As for "The Purple Ponies" in particular, this book quickly became one of my daughter's favorites since she played her first season of soccer this year. Again, I love that these stories are based on age-appropriate situations. My children become very involved in the books, and the stories help them handle the events that happen in their own lives. As well as get them excited about reading!
I also bought a few "Will" (Gigi's male counterpart) books for my 5 and 8 year old sons. They love them as well... full of fun adventures and fantastic illustrations!
I'm very pleased I purchased "Gigi" and "Will". They are going to be in our family library for quite some time, as my kids want to read them over and over again.

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