The Father Brown Reader
Publisher: Hillside Education
Publication Date: 2007-10-26
Format: Perfect Paperback
"The Blue Cross" tells the story of Father Brown and Flambeau attempting to solve a daring jewel theft on a train out of London. "The Strange Feet" follows the pair as they work to find out the truth behind a suspicious newspaper advertisement. In "The Flying Stars," Father Brown works against the clock to figure out who is behind a series of burglaries in Baron Flambeau’s neighborhood. Finally, in "The Absence of Mr Glass," Father Brown shines as he solves a case involving disappearing diamonds and faked deaths.
This edition offers young readers an exciting gateway into Chesterton's classics without losing any of their complexity or intellectual charm and debates play out between characters with verve and wit that will challenge even experienced readers. Each mystery is sure to keep young investigators engaged until its thrilling conclusion!
For young detectives looking for an introduction to classic mysteries, The Father Brown Reader is sure to be enjoyed by all!
Nancy Carpentier Brown is a Catholic wife and mother. She podcasts for the American Chesterton Society with the show Uncommon Sense, which can be found on iTunes. Nancy is an award winning poet. She writes a regular column for Gilbert Magazine, as well as contributes articles, interviews, and book reviews to Gilbert and many other publications.
I remember reading these books (part one and two if I recall correctly) when I was a little kid. They are wholesome as well captivating! 5-stars for sure & I recommend to show to your kids!
The stories in this collection are perfect for middle grade readers or for reading aloud to your favorite preschooler. They're amusing and unexpected in all the right ways. (I guess that makes them great for adults too...)
These adaptations will have you going back for the full-length originals. You'll enjoy them as much as your kids do, and maybe you'll have a chance to read the originals together too!