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Beacon Press

Braver/Wiser

  • By Jake Morrill
    For twelve years, Daisy has been the best dog any person could love. But last week, when she disappeared into the woods? That wasn’t what I...
  • By Maureen Killoran
    He was, I am told, just a dog. But who was it that, fresh from the litter, climbed onto my chest, licked my face, and rubbed his pink baby...

Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith

A Chorus of Faiths

  • A retelling of a Sufi wisdom tale. Once there was a woman who prayed to understand what path she should take in life. One night, after...

Circle of Trees

  • By Carol Reed-Jones
    We gratefully acknowledge Dawn Publications for permission to use the text of the children's picture book The Tree in the Ancient Forest by...
  • Trout Are Made of Trees by April Pulley Sayre, text copyright 2008. Used with permission by Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc. Read the story...

Creating Home

  • At the Central Park Zoo in New York City, there were two penguins named Roy and Silo, who adored each other. It is typical for penguins to...
  • One day some worker bees made a honeycomb in the hollow trunk of an oak. They settled nearby to rest. Then, the drones from their hive flew...
  • Adapted from a Jewish folktale from Poland In this fun and participatory story a farmer lives in a house with his wife and children and the...
  • Adapted from a National Park Service website; used by permission of Wind Cave National Park. In this Native American legend, Lizard sings a...
  • Adapted with permission from the version of a Native American folktale on Stonee’s WebLodge: A Native American Lore Website . I. Adapted...
  • Once upon a time in Kenya, on a peaceful river near the east coast of Africa, a herd of hippopotamus was surprised by heavy rain. The rain...

Faithful Journeys

Gather the Spirit

Love Surrounds Us

Love Will Guide Us

Miracles

  • A retelling of a story from Cherokee tradition. When the earth was first made, it was very dark, and the animals were afraid. One day Bear...
  • Luís lived in the Arctic Circle with his parents who were researching the effects of global warming. Luís wondered about that as he went...

Moral Tales

Riddle and Mystery

  • Adapted from "The Story of Henry Bergh and the First Humane Society" in the curriculum Holidays and Holy Days by Charlene Brotman and...

Signs of Our Faith

  • Adapted from an Aesop fable. OPTION 1 — Story Once there was a family of mice living on a farm. They had a pleasant life and all the food...
  • Inspired by the ancient epic poem, "The Conference of the Birds," by the Persian Sufi Muslim writer Fariduddin Attar. Once upon a time, all...

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