The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins
Young Geraldine longs to have adventures as thrilling as those in the Book of Tales, the book her papa reads to her and her brother Button at night. More than that, she wants to be brave--a seemingly impossible task in a world where ravens throw black shadows over the earth and wolves prowl barren lands in search of their prey. But Geraldine is a mouse. The weakest of grou...more
Geraldine Woolkins kept me on my toes and I loved every minute of it. It’s about a mouse who dreams of adventure and tries to come closer to God. I loved how she was a new mouse and didn’t know very much. The relationship between her and her b ...more
I absolutely loved reading about the mice family adventures. While the young mice are learning and growing the parents are teaching them lessons they will need to survive. They have many woodland friends that help them get out of some sticky situations. These friends are special in many ways. Once you start reading you will get caught up in the story wanting to see what happens next. One of the lessons from the book is that people may be different from us, but in many w ...more
I really enjoyed reading about the adventures of a little mouse named Geraldine. Although this appears to be a children's story, it will be enjoyed by all ages. This book contains messages about life that apply to all of us. I loved the descriptive language. It was very easy to imagine the animals and their surroundings. I hope this author will write more adventures about little Geraldine and her family.
Geraldine learns what it means to have friends, what is dangerous and to have common sense and bravery. She has many adventures and thinks she isn't brave. But her father says otherwise. "When you're scared, that's when you are most brave" he tells her.
This is an enjoyable book. One that can be read to young children at night and for those who can ...more
This was a great book! I needed to entertain my 4yo daughter one afternoon, and started reading Geraldine Woolkins to her. Right away I was captivated.
I believe we can agree that there is always a larger force in the universe at work. Call it Buddha, Karma, Fate; I'm good with whatever your persuasion is.
But for the purposes of this review, I'm going to call that larger force "God".
The Adventures of ...more
This is a wonderful book to read to kids showing how God shows up in peoples homes and adventures, big and small. Both my 8year old and my 10year old boys enjoyed it and immediately asked if there are more books about Geraldine Woolkins when the book was done. I also enjoyed reading it. Little lessons through out.
My favorite daughter and I have read this book every night for about the last 2-3 weeks. We look forward to it. I appreciate the morals and reverence to God. It's hard to find a book such as this. We have enjoyed this book very much and hope to find more like it.
We give it 5 stars!
Would be GREAT as a family read aloud.
Lots of wonderful quotes I could put in here. Here are two of my favorites.
"I talked to God, Geraldine said. "But, Mama, he didn't answer."
"Why are you smiling? I wanted to thank him for everything looking like a marshmallow and for letting me h ...more
Geraldine and her brother Button are "new" mice, and despite their parents' best teaching, sometimes they learn lessons the hard way. Geraldine longs to be brave, but she's such a small creature... how can she do anything daring? In her adventures, she learns to recognize t ...more
This is a delightful story, filled with life lessons. Perfect to read to a little one at bedtime. I would love to read it to my grandson when he's older.
I can see this becoming a school favourite, a great story to read to a class of childre ...more
Extremely well written, sweet and old-fashioned in the very best of ways, this story reminded me of classics like Pooh in his Hundred Acre Woods, or the children's TV series, Little Bear. Like those stories, this story is not just for youngsters but would interest children of all ages. I could really picture it as an animated film too! A charming autumn and winter adventure.
"But of course you have big adventures," Papa said. You have adventures of all sorts, all the time."
"Not like Radish in the Book of Tales," Geraldine said, scuffing a toe along the ground. "I could never be like Radish."
"No, you don't have adventures exactly like Radish," Papa said. "But that's because you're not Radish and you must have your own adventures. All creatures must."
"Happy ones?" Geraldine asked.
"In the end, yes. But they won't all seem that way at first. They'll have unexpected twists and turns. You must let them play out to the end, like a story in the Book of Tales. Follow God, speak to him and listen to him, and all tales will be beautiful in their time.”