Prince Percy and the Big Red Ruby
by Jenny Phillips
Truly good and beautiful!
It is so difficult to find earlier reader books that aren’t all graphic novels full of meaness and potty humor. I work hard to find heart warming books for my boys because “just reading” is not enough. This book fits the bill perfectly! Exciting adventure, and a once selfish boy who learns what life’s true treasures are. Please write more Jenny Phillips! And thank you for this treasure of a book.
Many Lessons to be Learned
Prince Percy is not the most lovable person. Through his adventures he learns the value of relationships and people and he is changed by the end. The teaches that we can be kind to people even when they aren’t kind to us.
This book is really good and helps a prince turn from a peacock to really nice guy. I love reading it and seeing how he learns to serve all the people. -Hyrum age 6
Such a great story!
I loved this story! It’s complex and descriptive, but still just right for young readers. Prince Percy learns valuable lessons and changes for the better through the example of a humble family that persists in being kind to Percy, even when he doesn’t deserve it. The tale is interesting and exciting, while teaching wonderful lessons at the same time.
This is a great story with beautiful pictures. My 7 year old said he like the story of Prince Percy because he learned not to be so greedy. I love that the writing is simple yet descriptive, just right for young readers.
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.