Polly Brown: A Modern-Day Oliver With a Twist - eBook  -     By: Tricia Bennett
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Creation House / 2012 / ePub

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Polly Brown simply wants to live a life of impact. Growing up in a secluded wing of an old English castle may sound enchanting and magical, but Polly is an orphan who spends her days in misery under the ridicule and mockery of her guardians, the Scumberrys. Just when things were are their worst, Polly meets Jeremiah Hodgekiss, a man who changes her life forever. Before she knows it, she is living in a land with silky white beaches, where kids ride the on the back of a tyrannosaurus rex, swim up waterfalls, and lions lay together with lambs. Unfortunately, the precocious little girl has a choice to make: stay and enjoy everything beyond her wildest dreams or return to the desolate life of pain and humiliation with a mission to help other children like herself.

A wonderfully crafted narrative in the tradition of both Oliver Twist and Narnia, Polly Brown is the story of an orphan girl who needs to discover that she has both the inner strength and resources that will make her the truly amazing person she was born to be. First-time author Tricia Bennett expertly weaves in powerful Christian messages with cleverly named characters and a suspenseful plot. The tale subtly reminds us of modern-day issues and will challenge readers to stop for a moment to ponder their own lives. Join Polly on her roller-coaster, whirlwind adventure that takes her from the depths of despair to the dizzy heights of the mountaintop, where she finds that dreams can come true by pursuing them with all your heart. Recommended for ages 9 and up.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Creation House
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781616389307
ISBN-13: 9781616389307
Availability: In Stock
Series: Polly Brown Trilogy

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Polly Brown is a young orphan girl, who struggles to cope with life in the harsh environment of a children’s home. The story is set in a genteel English country town. One day a mysterious stranger knocks at the door and invites her on a roller-coaster, whirlwind adventure that changes her life forever. She begins a voyage of self-discovery, where she finds out that dreams can come true if you pursue them with all your heart.

Polly Brown is an authentic story that walks readers through hardship and joys. Young adults will sympathize with Polly's difficult and authentic journey from negativity to faith in God's guiding over her life. Her struggles are not glossed over, nor are they treated with a "just believe" attitude. Through Polly's honest talks with God, readers will learn how to pray and cultivate a real, relevant relationship with their Creator.

Author Bio

Tricia Bennett grew up as an orphan in a children’s home in England. The abuse she suffered made her feel miserable and rejected and gave her a sense of overwhelming loss and powerlessness. As a little girl, Tricia loved writing and dreamed of being part of a family where she could receive love and positive affirmation. At seventeen she tried killing herself, but God had other plans. Only a few months later Tricia experienced a life-changing encounter with God, bringing her into contact with a love she never knew before. In 1980 she married her husband, John, who shares her heart to help the broken and hurting. Today, the Bennetts reside in Central Florida and have funded orphanages and drug rehabs in a variety of countries around the world, including Brazil and South Africa.

Author Bio

Tricia Bennett was brought up in children’s homes in England, and this has been her main inspiration behind Polly Brown. She and her husband, John, who have an orphanage in India, have spent many years fostering children, as well as bringing up their own three. The Bennetts recently moved to America and are in the process of opening Polly’s Pantry Tearoom in Wildwood, Florida. Tricia’s heart, through her books and speaking engagements, is to reach into lives by giving fresh hope as well as renewed vision and purpose. Her goals include writing further books as well as becoming personally involved in establishing more orphanages and other related projects throughout the world.

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