Sunday, August 12, 2012

204. Granny Han's Breakfast by Sheila Groves


Granny Han's Breakfast by Sheila Groves. Illustrated with photographs (US) - (Canada)

Pages: 24
Ages: 6+
Finished: Jul. 27, 2012
First Published: 1985
Publisher: Overseas Missionary Fellowship (available for purchase here)
Genre: Christian, missionary, non-fiction, short story
Rating: 5/5





First sentence: "They all called her Granny Han - "Han Po Po" in their Chinese language, for she was no longer in America but Taiwan."

Publisher's Summary: "When Granny Han went to her cupboard one morning, her cupboard was bare! Granny prayed for her food anyway, and before she knew it, a large and wonderful breakfast appeared before her eyes. Read the adult version of this true story and the other adventures of Granny Han in Pauline Hamilton's "To A Different Drum" also available from OMF Books."

Acquired:  Purchased a used copy at a thrift shop.

Reason for Reading: I love missionary stories, especially those that take place in China.

A truly beautiful story for young children about the power of God to provide and the redeeming grace in accepting Jesus as your saviour.  A wonderful book that introduces one to Chinese foods and daily life as it tells a vignette from missionary Pauline Hamilton's life.  The story is told in a lovely storytelling voice and is never preachy though it is decidedly Christian.  Granny Han is a believer and she simply puts her trust in God, learning to practice what she preaches, when hard times hit.  Her belief proves to be an example to someone, who takes some years to live according to their own free will, but eventually comes back to Granny with Jesus in their heart.  Inspiring and simply a delightful little true tale that shows respect to every one.

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