Book Review: Princess Stories

Our family recently reviewed Princess Stories: Real Bible Stories of God's Princesses by Carolyn Larsen.  I selected this book because my daughter is age 6 and shows a strong interest in princesses. I thought this book would be a good way for her to learn about women in the Bible through a means with which she was already interested.

This book is very well done and has far exceeded my expectations.  Each story is only 3 pages long and is written as a first-person narrative. Although each story is relatively short, it manages to remain accurate in  giving the background of the characters and their biblical story.  Each character starts out with "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who was the most (fill in the blank) princess of all."  The blank is filled in with that princess' defining characteristic.  My daughter was curious at first on how all these women in the Bible could be princesses.  Her question gave me the opportunity to share with her how we are all daughters of the King of kings, which allows us all to be princesses.

I personally enjoyed the book because it reveals how many women there actually are in the Bible.  We all know the big names like Esther, Ruth, Mary but this book includes even more women like Huldah, the widow of Zaraphath and the daughters of Zelophehad (Did you recognize them all without cheating?).  This book has given me a greater appreciation of the role of women in the Bible.

Each section ends with a Bible verse and 3 short questions which allows for age appropriate review of what they learned and application of the principles to their own lives.  We have added this book to our home school Bible time and everyone is enjoying it - including my 8 year old son.

This book is very well done and I would highly recommend it to be added to any little girl's library.

In Christ,

I received this book free of charge from the publisher Tyndale House Publishing.  I was not paid for my review and all thoughts are mine and mine alone.


  1. thecoffeecottageJanuary 31, 2012

    Awesome!!! I'm on it! My four (who acts like a six) year old daughter (and son) will love it!

  2. thecoffeecottageJanuary 31, 2012

    PS. Do you have any  favorite preschool 'devotional' books that your children especially enjoy?

  3. I don't have a particular one.  My friend recently recommended The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every story whispers His name.  She wants to use it with the preschool Sunday school classes.  She said it shows how the whole Bible points back to Jesus.

  4. thecoffeecottageJanuary 31, 2012

    We have that one and have read through it. I absolutely LOVE it...and I know you will too.

  5. Sounds fabulous!  Can I show this to Chuck to justify my purchase?  =-)


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