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Journeyforth / 2003 / Paperback
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Meet Fanny Crosby, the queen of gospel singing in this Christian biography written especially for 7-9 year olds. 15 chapters cover her life story, with illustrations in 107 pages. Paperback.
The book is a biography of this author of many hymns.
Putnam County, New York: the year is 1820. With no doctor available, the family of a tiny baby girl with infected eyes allows a man claiming to be a doctor to place mustard on the babys eyes with directions to leave the poultice on until the next morning. Late that night, Grandma, horrified at the babys continuing screams, wipes off the mustard. Too late! Little Fanny Crosbys eyes are burnt beyond repair. She is blind.
Hardship and sorrow accompanied Fannys early life. Her father died. Her widowed mother went to work, leaving Fanny in the care of her grandparents. Joy, fun, light, and learning were also Fannys companions. As she grew, her grandma introduced the beauties of Gods creation to Fannys ever-questing ears, tongue, nose, toe and fingertips. Grandpa demonstrated love to the whole family through the Bible and other worthwhile books. Fanny learned not to hate even the quack who ruined her eyes, but rather to live in Gods love. Poetry flowed out of her like a waterfall. At fourteen years of age, Fanny moved to the New York Institution for the Blind. That was where she blossomed learning to hone and dedicate her talents; where she married and lost her only baby; where she became a famous woman, friend of presidents, writer of over 9000 hymns, many still popular today.
Missionary biographer, mother, and childrens teacher Rebecca Davis candidly presents Fanny Crosby as the Queen of gospel songs. Written for ages 7-9, this book will also interest younger children if read aloud. The intellectual appetite of older children through adults will be whetted for more information about Fanny Crosby. Davis enhances this story with interesting details about people and culture during Crosbys era. Several of Crosbys hymns augment the text. Kyle Henrys black and white, misty illustrations accentuate the narrative. Relevant in several classes, including religion and history, Fanny Crosby, Queen of Gospel Songs will be welcomed by church, school, family, camp, or other reading circles. It is primarily a childrens book, successfully reaching out and capturing their interest, sympathy, and curiosity. -- Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
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