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Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman With a Big Dream was written by Laura Caputo-Wickham, and illustrated by Jess Rose.
This biography of Gladys Aylward takes children ages four and up on a journey through Gladys’s life. It begins with Gladys’s dream of being a missionary in China, and her struggles to get there.
Gladys’s life story, in China, is full of scary and dangerous situations.
I appreciate how Laura Wickham stresses that Gladys had a sure, strong faith in God, and she knew that He would help her.
The Bible verse that is woven into the story is John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God.” (A very fitting verse for Gladys’s biography.)
The other books in the series include:
- Betsey Stockton: The Girl With a Missionary Dream
- Corrie ten Boom: The Courageous Woman and the Secret Room
- Betty Greene: The Girl Who Longed to Fly
- Fanny Crosby: The Girl Who Couldn’t See but Taught the World to Sing
- Amy Carmichael: The Brown-Eyed Girl Who Learned to Pray
- Maria Fearing: The Girl Who Dreamed of Distant Lands
- Helen Roseveare: The Doctor Who Kept Going No Matter What
I would highly recommend this book. The exciting story of Gladys’s life and the beautiful illustrations will keep your child’s interest.
This book is very educational and makes a great starting point for little people studying missionaries.
Any preschool or elementary grade classroom will benefit from having this book, as well as any homeschooling family wishing to study missionaries.
An informative timeline is at the end of the book along with Gladys’s real-life picture.
For teachers wanting to use this book as a basis for a unit study, there are plenty of topics to study further.
- Chinese Customs
For homeschooling tips on unit studies, take a look at my Homeschooling Tips From A to Z: The Letter U post.
About the Author
Laura Caputo-Wickham is a children’s author from Rome, now living in Kent with her husband, James, two young daughters and a cat. In her spare time, Laura is involved with her church’s toddler group and helps the children in her local school with their reading.
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