Jane and the King

by Jenny Phillips

1st grader couldn't put it down

Rated 5 out of 5
July 15, 2021

This was the first book my daughter read cover to cover without stopping because she was so interested! Lovely moral to the story and beautiful illustrations too.


One of our favorites!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 10, 2021

This is one of our absolute favorites from the Gold Tale Series. Beautiful illustrations and all about nature. My daughter calls this “her” book and she re-reads it to everyone she can!

Petra S.

My Reluctant Daughter Loved it!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 3, 2021

My daughter has been dragging her feet a little with reading. She doesn’t hate it, but also doesn’t devour all books like her older brother does. I bought it and figured I would wait a few months before I gave it to her so she could advance a bit more in her reading skills, but she caught sight of it and kept telling me she could read it. I guess the cover was pretty appealing! It was definitely a bit above her level, but she took it and read right through the whole thing in two days and then told me it was her favorite book. So worth it!

Chantelle Love Ivie

Finding true happiness

Rated 5 out of 5
April 30, 2021

A touching story of how happiness comes from family love and caring for others, as opposed to wealth and power as the world teaches.


Right on level

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2021

My daughter get easily frustrated with books that are a bit too hard. This was easy to grab with the curriculum and right on level with where she is reading

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Level 1B

What can you give a king who already has all that money can buy? Perhaps something he does not yet know to treasure. Jane and the King, a beautifully written and illustrated tale, reminds us that it is often the simple joys in life that are the most profound and rewarding—especially when shared with those we love. Join young Jane as she helps a wealthy, discontented king find true happiness in unexpected ways.

51 pages, hardcover

Blake the Brave, Jack and the Lost Maze, A Crown for Kate, and Jane and the King are part of our Gold Tales Series. These hardcover Level 1 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order.

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