Today brings us a letter from a reader, and some very fun photos!
Nov. 23, 2019
About 7 or 8 years ago, I went to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert that you performed at. Before the show began, I noticed a screen with an advertisement for the Wingfeather Saga. My oldest daughter, a voracious reader, was a middle schooler at the time. We got her the first two books from the library, and she loved them! We bought her the three books that were out at the time, and for her 12th birthday, we surprised her with a hardback copy of The Warden and the Wolf King. She is 19 now, and the Wingfeather Saga is still her favorite. She has passed on her love of the series with many friends.
My 2nd daughter also loves the books and is a huge fan of Andrew Peterson quotes. Last year, with our wonderful homeschool group, she took public speaking and wrote a speech about someone that inspires her. She picked you.
I had the privilege of reading the series to my son a few years ago, and I fell in love with the stories too. It was great to share the story with him.
So fast forward to now. Our homeschool group has clubs about every other week where the kids can choose different classes to take. I offered a book club for On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. Some of the kids in the class had already read the entirety of the Wingfeather Saga, and others had never heard of it. We just wrapped up our last class yesterday, and there are several new fans of the series.
For our last class, we wanted to do something big. All of us wore socks on our hands, and my daughter and I made Cheesy Chowder for the class. I decided we should play a game to see what they remembered from the books, so, with the help of my daughters, we created “Race to Peet’s Castle”. The kids decided to leave the socks on their hands while they played which added a new level of difficulty to game play. I had so much fun with them this whole semester, but yesterday was truly a gift. This group of kids had a blast! I’ve attached pictures because my daughter said, “you have to send those to Andrew Peterson.”
Thank you for creating great stories and adorning the dark!
With much appreciation,
Liz, thank you so much for sharing your story and photos! I want to take your class. 🙂
Check these out, everyone:
Book club: In Adorning the Dark, Andrew strongly recommended reading Madeleine L’Engle’s book Walking on Water. A couple of us were interested in reading together, so I’m going to start that up in a couple of weeks. It’ll be pretty low-key—we’ll just talk in the forum—but if you’re interested in joining in, now’s the time to find a copy of the book. 🙂