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Tales of Pig Isle (The McAloons)
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on December 25, 2017
Two fantasy stories where kids make a difference.

The Christmas story gives a very solid presentation of the story of the birth of Jesus and the Gospel message (what is required to be saved).

Sex - none
Language - none
Violence - none
Religion - see above
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on December 27, 2012
I enjoyed the concept of the book. As did my son. We enjoyed the story we read in it. However, we stopped reading it after the first chapter. The reason was because there was an overt passage about prayer in it towards the end and it was a) completely unnecessary and b) not something I want my kid taught and certainly not in the way it was presented. We are a Humanist family and I am not easily offended by religious references or even over proselytizing. My son is religiously literate. and we do participate in religious activities from time to time. In fact, I had him enrolled in an explicitly Christian martial arts class for a while where he had to learn bible verses to progress. However, this passage in this book was offensive to me and upsetting and it ruined the book for me and I honestly don't want to read the rest of it which makes me sad because again, I liked the premise and the way the story was told. I think the problem was because I wasn't expecting it and it was out of place. It is one thing to know you are going to be learning about religion. It is another to be engrossed in a fantasy story and have religion inserted into someplace it doesn't belong and feeling like it is being shoved down your throat when you aren't expecting it. We won't be finishing the book as a result. It's a shame, because I otherwise really enjoyed the book.
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on February 16, 2013
It is a pretty good story but too young for a 12 year old. It needs to be talked about to reinforce Biblical concepts....
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on December 30, 2012
Enlightening, educational and inspirational! Our kids love the dynamic read. Highly recommend as a bedtime story or for older children.
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