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Tabitha's Travels: A Family Story for Advent Paperback – July 22, 2010

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Book 3 of 4 in the Advent Adventures Series

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Arnold Ytreeide is a fine storyteller who cares deeply about spiritual growth in families. Ytreeide is the founder of Storyteller Productions and lives with his wife and two children in Nampa, Idaho.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 7
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications (July 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825441722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825441721
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Our family absolutely loved Jotham's Journey and have recommended it to many people. We were very excited to pick up Tabitha's Travels, especially since we have several girls. The Christmas message is vividly displayed through Tabitha's experiences as she meets Jotham and then travels with her father to try to find Jotham after they realize that the caravan with which they sent the boy has placed him in terrible danger.

From the beginning Tabitha resents being a girl who isn't allowed to do all that the boys are doing. She is very smart and has many good ideas, but several times she is the only one can can solve a problem, making her a heroine. Several times in the story, she "comes to the rescue". Whereas in Jotham's Journey, Jotham's disobedience gets him into trouble; Tabitha disobeys but because it works out well, the disobedience is overlooked. Early on she thinks how boys would complain in her situation, but she doesn't because girls have to learn not to complain.
Tabitha's desire to be treated like a boy was so strong that it overwhelmed other parts of the story for us. Not until she meets Zechariah and he gives her wonderful words of wisdom is this issue addressed properly in the book.
Still a good story, but definitely not at the level of Jotham's Journey or even Bartholomew's Passage.
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I heard good things about this book, so I was looking forward to reading it with my 3 daughters for Advent. Unfortunately, from the first to the last page this book was full of feminist attitudes.

Tabitha is a young girl who is the focal character in the story. The book follows her through a number of adventures in an effort to save her father from the Romans.

On page 1, I read, "That her brothers got to be those shepherds while she herself had to cook, clean, and take care of donkeys always frustrated Tabitha. "I can do as much as any boy," she thought."

On pages 2-3 I read, "Even though she wasn't allowed to watch a flock herself, she liked traveling from this place to that, seeing new sights and meeting new people. Of course, it was usually her brothers who got to have the really fun adventures - fighting off wild animals and thieves, going inside the walls of the biggest cities, and best of all, entering the temple in Jerusalem. "As a girl, I don't get to do any of that," she thought again with a sigh."

On page 91, Tabitha is in conversation with Elizabeth about the Jewish temple:
"You mean men can go farther into the temple than women?" Tabitha exclaimed.
"Yes, child, that is how it must be." The heat of anger rose in Tabitha's cheeks, and she thought to herself that she was every bit as good as any boy, but she kept her lips tightly sealed.

In almost every chapter, Tabitha has some thought or comment to make about how she is unhappy with how she is treated as a girl, and how she believes girls should be able to do everything boys do. As this theme was so heavy in the book, my disappointment with it grew as we continued reading.
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This is a great way to spend some time with your children during the Christmas season. We've also read "Jotham's Journey" and enjoyed it even more. My kids, even though they are getting older (11 and 15), still enjoy reading these every year.
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We loved Jotham's Journey and continued on to Tabitha's Travels. I have two boys and two girls and all four children loved this book (they have loved all of them, actually). Wonderful addition to our family Advent traditions and one we look forward to continuing. It is nice there are three books so we can alternate which book we read. It is funny to see how much they forget from year to year. We are a Catholic family and though I do not believe the author is Catholic, I have found nothing in these books that contradict our beliefs.
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While the other two books in this series were very nice, this one was a great disappointment. Mr. Yrtreeide spent more time on the mistaken concept of gender based injustice and some out right historical fallacies as well. It is pretty sad when one has to edit, while reading to one's children, a book which is supposed to be getting them ready for Christmas. :S
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Great Story! Powerfully written, riveting... as all Mr. Ytreeide's stories are. My son was saying please dad....read tomorrow's reading too!!! What a blessing to share with my boys. Perfect to bring home the true meaning of Christmas.
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One of three books in a trilogy, it is designed to be read over the Advent season, one portion per day. Each day's reading ends at a point of suspense, and leaves the reader wondering what happens next. The story traces Tabitha's experiences over the weeks preceding the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, and leads to that event. While each book in the trilogy stands alone, the three together interweave with the others, as three children's lives go through a series of interactions with the others, and then separations from them. These children are fictional, but as is the case in historical fiction, they interact with historical figures as the story unfolds.
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