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A Year in the Big Old Garden | printable PDF

A Year in the Big Old Garden is a collection of children’s stories in the spirit of beloved classics by Thornton Burgess and Beatrix Potter These twelve short stories are crafted to be read aloud, mixing whimsical storytelling with the love and knowledge of backyard wildlife.

Whether you use it for living books nature study, or screen-free bedtime stories, this printable PDF makes it easy to meet animals like Sammy the squirrel, Jasper the chipmunk, and Smudge the rabbit, and follow their adventures through the seasons.

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"A Year in the Big Old Garden is a gem."
~ S. D. Smith, author of The Green Ember series

"Charming new stories in the vein of Thornton W. Burgess."
~ Josh Bishop, writer

"What a fun, warm-hearted read!"
~ Glenn McCary, author of The Misadventured Summer Of Tumbleweed Thompson


Family Advent Art and Reading Guide

A guide for daily Advent readings, with recommended Scripture passages and corresponding chapters from The Jesus Storybook Bible for younger families. Includes three original children's stories for days not covered by the JSB.

Each day includes an exclusive original painting by Melissa Ellen Fink for Christmas ornament crafts, and instructions for making the ornaments. 

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