As a father and an educator, one of my goals is to fill the heart and head of my children and students with stories that are True. Not true as in “they actually happened” (though those stories are necessary too), but True as in “they reflect the beauty and faithfulness of God.” This is why the bookshelves in our home and at school are bursting with stories–the Narnian tales, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Arthurian tales, The Penderwicks and, most recently, The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson.
Simply put, The Wingfeather Saga is one of the best series I’ve ever read. The first book, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, introduces the reader to the Igiby family: Podo, the grandfather; Nia, the mother; Janner, the eldest son; Tink, the middle son; and Leeli, the youngest daughter who walks with a crutch.
The story takes place in the land of Skree, where Gnag the Nameless and his Black Carriage terrorize the residents. The Igiby family lives in relative peace and quiet, until one day when Janner and Tink discover a map that changes their lives forever.
I don’t want to give too much more away, except to say that these books are full of adventure, family, sacrifice, beauty, and Truth.
We have copies in the library! Help your student discover a world of Truth.
Note: for a more in-depth review (without too many spoilers), read this review from Redeemed Reader!