The story of Joseph (the dreamer) and those who schemed against him (his brothers and his master's wife) has long been one of my favorite stories of forgiveness and redemption. In this book Jennie Cote takes the reader back to that time so that they can see the story play out in such a way that they can see and feel the struggles and motivations of all the players. In addition to the story's plotline, she weaves in a bit of geography, history, science, and Egyptian culture. As a former history teacher, I loved it! I also learned more about the Bible itself. Loved the story and highly recommend it for all ages! Warning: You will want to read the next book in the series and the one after that and the one after that....
The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe is an adventures story during the time of Joseph. Four animals, Max, Kate (dogs), Al, and Liz (cats), are working for God, helping mankind throughout biblical times. They encounter friends from different countries like: Osahar, a loud bactrian camel, and Nigel, a British mouse. These four animals travel with Joseph in his time in Egypt. His brothers, as they live with the guilt of selling him as a slave.
They live from anywhere from the jail house all the way to the house of Pharaoh. But, there are forces of evil working against them. Can these for animals stop this evil before time runs out?
...Jenny Cote has written yet another magnificent piece! She brings her characters to life, adding personalities to people we may only know a name for, and many historical facts in The Dreamer, the Schemer, and the Robe...
I have read all of her published books so far (her next book is coming out in late February!) and I am amazed at all she has been able to do through this series. The main characters are animals, which some might consider childish, but the stories are not written for little three year old's. (but the stories could be read to them!) Anyone from young ages on up can read this series, for it has much to teach us all!
The story engages it's reader to use their imagination, visiting many countries in her first book in this series, The Ark, the Reed, and the Fire Cloud. In the second book, we visit Egypt, as well as Joseph's family back home in Canaan. Even though her books may seem daunting to read because of their size, you will not want to put them down!
I encourage you to read this book, and the others in her series. If you like historical fiction, biblical stories (with some imagination mixed in), as well as the love to read, then this book is probably for you!
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This the second book in the Amazing tales of Max and Liz. In this installment, God sends our hero's, Max, Kate, Liz and Al to Egypt help in Joseph's life after he is sold into slavery.
This author has done an amazing job of breathing life into characters that we think that we know and characters that we just get a glimpse of when we read about them in scripture. She also has included an amazing amount of research into this life and the history of this ancient culture.
It is an excellent book, as well done as the first. It is a larger book, 450 pages and is written for ages 8-12, but I think anyone of any age would enjoy it.
While the first Max & Liz volume was very good; this second one is even better. Wonderful to view the story of Joseph through the eyes of Max & Liz. Interesting historical information, along with fine moral teachings in this Jenny L. Cote story.