Item description for The Tinker's Daughter: Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan (Daughters of the Faith Series) by Wendy G. Lawton...
Overview Imagines the search for faith experienced by the ten-year-old blind daughter of John Bunyan, author of "Pilgrim's Progess," during her father's imprisonment for preaching found contrary to the edicts of the Church of England.
Publishers Description John Bunyan, author of "Pilgrim's Progress," only mentioned one of his children in his memoirs--Mary. Born blind, her story still intrigues us today. Mary developed a fierce determination for independence despite her disability after years of proving she was not hindered by her blindness. Only when she admits she needs help does she tap into the Source of all strength.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Tinker's Daughter: Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan (Daughters of the Faith Series) by Wendy G. Lawton has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Voice of Youth Advocates - 12/01/2002 page 386
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2002
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Daughters Of The Faith
Series Number 2
ISBN 0802440991 ISBN13 9780802440990
Availability 0 units.
More About Wendy G. Lawton
WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Tinker's Daughter: Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan (Daughters of the Faith Series)?
A JOY TO READ. Dec 29, 2005
WENDY LAWTON BRINGS HER READERS INTO THE LIVES OF THE YOUNG GIRLS SHE WRITES ABOUT. AS YOU READ ABOUT THESE GIRLS, IT IS AS IF YOU ARE THERE WITH THEM SEEING WHAT THEY GO THROUGH, ASKING GOD WHAT DO I DO NEXT, WHAT HAPPENS TO ME NOW, THE SAME QUESTIONS THAT A LOT OF US ASK NOW. WE DON'T KNOW OUR OUTCOME, BUT WE CAN SEE THERES AND MAYBE SEEING THERES IT CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND AND KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO IN OUR LIVES.
The Most emotional and icredible book I've ever read!!!! May 24, 2004
The Tinker's Daughter is one of the most incredible books I've ever read. I would give this book a five star rating. It has so much feeling and emotion and such strong faith for God, it makes yhou feel like you're actually standing there on the sidelines watching this story happen. The story is about a young girl naemd Mary Bunyan who was born blind. The book shows this girls independentcy and such strong faith for God. It also is about how she shows people that just because she's bllind doesn't mean she can't do anything she wants to. The story also shows this amazing love she has for her father and how she helps him out in his time of need. So if your a Christain or somedbodey who is just struggling in life right now I 100 percent recomend this book for you because I gaurantee you, you'll love it!
The Tinker's Daughter Jan 17, 2004
In the Tinker's Daughter, I didn't expect the story to relate to my life at all. But as you read further into the book, you discover an independent but also scared little girl who just wants her father back. It is her who takes the journey everyday to visit and feed her father in prison, and her who makes sure the house is running smoothly. But you will learn, as she does, that being independent is good up to a point, but to really survive you need God's help. I would reccomend this book to anyone in the ages of 10-14 who likes historical fiction and is looking for a good story for a rainy day.
Interesting and Easy Reading Aug 28, 2003
The Tinker's Daughter started a bit slow; built up speed; and finished with a flurry. By the end of the book I wanted more to read on Mary Bunyan. Easy reading. Vocabulary section in back of book allows young readers a chance to easily become familiar with terms used in Mrs. Lawton's writing.
Another Hit May 19, 2003
I'm not sure why we've stopped caring about history, but as evidenced in recent polls, it is clear that many of us are unfamiliar with the people and events that shaped our nation and the world.
Along comes Wendy Lawton with books like "The Tinker's Daughter" in her "Daughters of Faith Series." I'm excited about this series and about this book. Most people have probably heard of John Bunyan, author of "Pilgrim's Progress," but how many people know that he had a blind daughter named Mary who brought food to him daily while he was imprisoned in England for "unlawful preaching" during the 17th century? I certainly didn't.
As with the other books in this series, Lawton brings history to life in "The Tinker's Daughter" and she gives us a glimpse into what life would have been like in the Bunyan household as John is persecuted for his faith. From struggling to put food on the table, to Mary's struggle to place her faith in Christ, Lawton gives us rich details about John's life through the eyes of his beloved daughter Mary.
Pick this book up for the child(ren) in your life. My copy is going to my niece.