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Maggie's Treasure Review by Lyria Moore

By Sandra Waggoner
Sable Creek Press
PO Box 12217
Glendale, AZ 85318

Maggie's Treasure is a delightful story about a girl who tries to make sense of her life after her mother is taken away from her at a young age. Maggie's Dad tries to do the best thing for his now-motherless daughter. Maggie doesn't understand why things have to change even more! She's shocked when her father says he's going to leave her to make money somewhere else for a while. Maggie's world seems to be closing in on her, but she'll realize God has not left her alone or without a way of escape from those dark feelings. The new set-up her father puts her in proves to be the saving grace for Maggie as she learns to trust again. When the news of her father's supposed death comes to her, she leans heavily on that new trust and finds that God is trustworthy and cares for His children very much. Maggie's greatest fear is finally laid to rest, and she gives herself permission to move on with her father and whatever he feels is best for her.

This story was a delightful tale, with villains scattered throughout for even more suspense. Your heart automatically goes out to Maggie, and children will be endeared to her and want her to have a happy ending. The author makes sure the heroine is taken care of in the end. Young children, especially girls, will be drawn into this tale.

This book is probably best used as a read-aloud, or it would also be an excellent choice for an independent reader. In our home school, we'll use this book as an independent reader for my two oldest children. It's so wonderful to find Godly and wholesome books to give to your children to read. You don't have to worry about language or questionable practices popping up in this book. Sandra Waggoner has proven to be a trustworthy author that you can look to for biblically sound, quality literature. The way she explains difficult concepts to children is nothing short of a gift. Your children will be in good hands when they pick up this book. I highly recommend it to every homeschool parent for their children's early novel reading.

Product review by Lyria Moore, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November 2009