Jane and the King

by Jenny Phillips
Rated 5.0 out of 5

My Reluctant Daughter Loved it!

Rated 5.0 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 5.0 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 5.0 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


Lovely message and lovely illustrations

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 8, 2021

I love that Jane manages to find a wonderful non-material gift for the king who has it all. This is a delightful story with a lovely message and lovely illustrations.

The Christian Bookworm Podcast

My 6yo daughter's favorite

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 31, 2020

I love this book so much! I love the illustrations and the beauty of the story. My daughter carries this book around with her constantly as she can now read it completely to herself and often reads it over facetime to her grandmothers. The moral is a wonderful lesson and my nature-loving kids enjoy this so much. I highly recommend this book (it is our favorite of the Gold Tales books).

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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.

50 pages, hardcover, 5.5″x7″

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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