Distant Shores

As a young Amish man in 1969, Ivan Weaver left for Alaska to become a hunting guide with the world-famous Pinnell & Talifson outfitters. For 2 1/2 years he lived “the Dream” in the wilds, guiding men as they hunted huge Kodiak brown bears. This book details many fine adventures of that life. But Ivan began to be troubled. “What is the meaning of life?” “Do I have a foundation?” he wondered. He finally decided he must return to his roots and his church. 243 pages; paper; Weaver.

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Go West with Miners, Prospectors, and Loggers

When gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California, word spread quickly. Soon three-quarters of the male population of San Francisco headed out to “the diggings.” Many thousands from far and near joined them in the next few years. Life in the area was forever changed! This book tells this thrilling story with concise text snippets and colorful pictures. 32 pages; paperback.

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In My Father’s House

This is the story of the early life of Corrie Ten Boom, before World War II and her work with sheltering Jews. Corrie was a timid girl when young. She grew up in a busy household with several siblings, a number of aunts, and her devoted father and mother. As she got older she reached out to others, helping form girls’ camps for activities and learning about the Lord. Later still, her family took in children who needed a home. Fast paced and alternately humorous and sobering, it makes for interesting reading. 197 pages; paperback; Lighthouse Trails Publishing.

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Sarah in the Village

Sarah is the oldest child in a Mennonite family in a village in Russia. They have many uncles, aunts, and cousins, and village life is lively and fun. But the worries come so often to the young girl too. Why can’t life be perfect? Read this book to learn more about how young folks grew up long ago in our ancestors’ villages in Russia. 121 pages; paper; Mastof Press.

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Silver

He was a beautiful sight, the pure white colt with long, silver mane and tail streaming in the wind. He could run faster than all the other colts in the wild herd. Charlie Barr was determined to have the wild colt for his very own. “I must hurry and get my brand on him before some other feller does!” Charlie said. That would not be so easy, and after being captured once, Silver got his freedom again. He lived an adventurous life before Charlie finally got him back. 245 pages; paperback; Lone Oak Books. Proofreader’s note: There are some instances of inappropriate language on pages 109, 181, 188, and 191.

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The Great Pyramid

This colorful book explains life in ancient Egypt and tells the story of the building of the Great Pyramid. It touches on the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, explains how the Pharoah had so much power, and tells why the Great Pyramid was built. 48 pages; paperback; Mikaya Press

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The Red Roan Pony

The red roan pony had a pretty gray circus pony for a mother and a wild roan mustang for a father. He was full of speed and grace and sense, and had a real love for the young people who loved him so much! Read about races on the prairie and a thrilling fox hunt. Will be enjoyed by animal lovers everywhere! 320 pages; paperback; AB Publishing

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A Charge to Keep

Isabella Macdonald Alden. Reuben Watson Stone stood shivering in the cold December wind. Even though work was hard to find, his widowed mother and sister depended on him to be the man in charge of the house. He’d do anything … Read More

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A Dream Fulfilled

Louise Boese. Accompany Lucy to school and enjoy the excitement of the first morning’s opening exercises. Be with Verda and Lucy as they enjoy a spirited game of Parcheesi. A Dream Fulfilled continues ­recounting Lucy’s experiences in Mennonite culture. 176 … Read More

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A Hive of Busy Bees

Effie Williams. A collection of popular stories that entertain children and teach important truths such as love for others, respect, trusting God, obedience, and more. 158 pages; paper; Sure Foundation.

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