Prince Percy and the Big Red Ruby
by Jenny Phillips
I liked this book
I liked how he was happy in the house that wasn’t so big and fancy. I just wanted to keep reading it until it was over.
King forces woman to live in his castle…
“This book was not great. Princes should be kind but this prince only loves himself. He does not repent throughout the ENTIRE book until the very last page said he was a kind man for the rest of his life. The king stole a ruby without any consequences whatsoever. Then the prince stole something from Daisy without any consequences. And the other king stole Daisy’s mom. The book focuses so much on people doing terrible and illegal things and not much time being good and beautiful.”
-Amy, age 7 in one month
This is the story of a rude and selfish child who grows in humility. While I did appreciate that Percy’s language was not as harsh as it could have been for the story, I agree that it focuses far more on his bad behavior than his change of heart. This was not as gentle as other wonderful books from here.
When we first started this program I would sit and have my son read books to me. When he was finished reading it he said,” This is the best book I have ever read! It’s so good!” It brought tears to my eyes to see how Prince Percy comes to recognize, things we can not buy can have the most value of all in life, and can bring the greatest happiness. He has a change of heart. I love that about this story. It is wonderful!
Money isn't everything!
I love the teachings of this book that money isn’t “wealth”. Zero potty humor and just all around great family reading time.
Prince Percy was not a humble Prince, but he learned some valuable lessons and grew as a person. I loved the moral of this story and how this book encourages good character!!
When Prince Percy, proud as a peacock, is rescued by a humble family in the woods, he is shocked to learn something—the family believes they are richer than he is. What treasure could they possibly possess that would compare to his prized ruby? Through adventure, misfortune, and the love and forgiveness of the people in his kingdom, Percy might just be able to learn what is truly valuable.