American folktales + Christian expositions
The Legendary Casey Jones brings together many of Geoffrey Thomas’s short stories for the first time, each brimming with the big heartedness, warmth and homespun humour that he is known for.
Sweeping through southern deltas, western prairies and colonial outposts, Geoffrey Thomas introduces a host of extraordinary characters in his mesmerising tales of American heritage: blacksmiths, farmers, frontiersmen try to get by; a brave railroad engineer becomes a national hero; a Native American girl changes the course of history.
The stories included are:
1) Beware of the Words, Smiles and Frowns of Men
2) Brer Fox, Brer Rabbit and the Two Failures
3) The Battle of the Braggarts
4) Jonathan Chapman, Or As He Was Better Known, Johnny Appleseed
5) How a Peddler Learned About The Final Price Being Paid
6) The Hunted Goose
7) The Legendary Casey Jones
8) Fire, Fire, Fire!
9) The Remarkable Story of Pocahontas
10) The Robin and the Bear
Perfect for both Middle Grade and Young Adult readers and teeming with gospel truth and encouragement, Thomas’s stories are a delight. Ages 9-12
Watch a review from 8-year-old Reuben.
'A most enjoyable read!'
Jonny Gibson, Associate Professor, WTS and author of The Moon is Always Round
‘A truly unique book. I’ve never read another like it!’
Donald Witney, Professor, SBTS and author of Family Worship
‘Geoff Thomas is the consummate storyteller. Golden!’
Mary Beeke, author of Law of Kindness
‘Interesting, readable, funny and above all point to the Lord Jesus.’
Alun Ebenezer, CEO & Executive Headmaster, Fulham Boys School
‘Once you read the first story you will not want to stop!'