A Question of Yams
Christian fiction - Ages 6 to 8
Kuri's father plants their yams in the usual way, except for one thing. He does not pray to the spirits. He says, "Behold, God is mighty," and he doesn't seem worried at all.
Kuri is afraid, because the Head Men warn that terrible things will happen. He wonders whether they are right.
After a while, the rains don't come and a snake bites him, and he wonders some more. Are the spirits punishing him and his family? Does he dare to be like Father? Does he dare to trust only in God?
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Note to Educators
A Question of Yams is written expressly for the young reader who wants to try the more grown-up format of a chapter book.
The story includes plenty of action, but it is told with controlled vocabulary, easy-to-read sentences, and short chapters. Illustrations add context clues.
This book will enable both beginning and reluctant readers to enjoy longer stories, and will serve as a bridge to more complex chapter books.
Karen Brunsvold's second-grade class at Westgate Christian School enjoys her delicious version of Yam Soup.
Yam Soup Recipe
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