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Sunday Snippet: Another Patricia St. John GiveAway

November 30th, 2009 · 17 Comments

Since you all liked the previous Patricia St. John GiveAway so much here is another one. As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway…


Patricia St. John is one of the best authors of Worthy Books for kids. Not only are these books worthwhile but they are almost impossible to put down. Her books are not sickly sweet and they don’t necessarily have a terribly happy ending, but they are true to the scenario she is depicting and an honest reflection on life. I think it is the honesty and truth in her stories that makes you want to read them until they are finished – you just have to see how things turn out!!!

This weeks book is:


This book is about a young girl who, through many toils and trials carries her little brother across a country in Africa hoping to escape a war zone. She toils her way through many dangers and famine, totally reliant on herself. After an incredible journey limping along from one desolate village to the next they finally get to a refugee camp where they both suffer terrible illness. Far beyond what we would ever expect of our children, yet this is the “normal” for many kids in refugee torn lands. Will her family ever be reunited, will she ever get beyond this desperate survival? Gripping I tell you…

If you have never come across Patricia St. John and her brilliant chapter books for kids (that I can never leave unread) then have a look at our previous post on Patricia St. John where I wrote more about her.

The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment on this post before the end of this coming Friday, 4 December 2009, and I will draw and publish the winner next week on Sunday! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 teresa // Nov 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    sounds like a good read love to have a chance

  • 2 thesleepyknitter // Nov 30, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Wow, would I love to read that book! If my number doesn’t come up in the family drawing, I’ll have to find this book through Inter Library Loan. I’m not familiar with the author at all, but if this is a great novel that might help my college research students understand refugee life, I just might have my students next fall read this book for their book report, and research African issues for their semester topic. Thanks for sharing about this book! –Sleepy

  • 3 Shauna // Nov 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I loved Patricia St. John as a child and would love to share her works with my daughters!

  • 4 Mamalion // Nov 30, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Oh, yes please, we love her books!

  • 5 Cilla // Nov 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I haven’t read this one!! Would love to!

  • 6 Delene // Nov 30, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Would be great to win her book.

  • 7 debbie // Nov 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I have heard of her but yet to read one of her books.
    This looks like a good one to start with:-)

  • 8 Jess // Dec 1, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I haven’t read any of her books and would love to. It sounds like a brilliant book.

  • 9 Denise // Dec 1, 2009 at 2:52 am

    I have read a lot of her books to my older kids, and now I need to read them again to the younger set. I have not read this one yet, so it would be a blessing to win! If not, I will need to pick this up on my next Amazon order!

  • 10 Sands // Dec 1, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Have not read any of her books but would like to read it. It sounds wonderful…

  • 11 Shelley // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I would love to read this book! (have not read any of her others) X

  • 12 Roxanne // Dec 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Haven’t read any of her stuff but would love to! Been looking for a good read for my book club.

  • 13 kelly glik // Dec 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    This is one we havent read, love her books!

  • 14 Hazel // Dec 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Please include me! But definately sounds like one to get to pop into a Christmas stocking anyway!

  • 15 Sue // Dec 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I haven’t heard of this one. Will have to add it to my CBD wish list if I don’t win it!!

  • 16 Taryn // Dec 3, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Like Kelly, Sue and Debbie – I’m super keen for this book! We haven’t read it either 🙂 Patricia St John was introduced to me by my sister (Kelly Glik) and we’ve loved them ever since. Wish there were more real meaty stories like these in the world!

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