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The Three Weavers: A Tale for Fathers and Daughters Review by Adrienne Falkena

Rewritten by Mark Hamby
Lamplighter Publishing
Lamplighter Ministries International
23 State St.
Mount Morris, NY 14510

The Three Weavers is a 9” x 12” hardcover book with 47 glossy pages. It is beautifully illustrated by Jennifer Brandon. The original story was written by Annie Fellows Johnston and has been rewritten by Mark Hamby and published by Lamplighter Publishing, copyright 2008. The Three Weavers is listed for $24 on the Lamplighter website. The book has a lovely dedication page if you wish to give it as a gift.

I read this aloud to all of my children, ages 1-13. They each listened with rapt attention, and we talked about it for many minutes after. It is an allegory—one that was easily understood by my older daughters and needed to be explained to my elementary ages. It is the tale of three weavers, their daughters, and the gift of a loom to each. Each weaver has an equal chance to teach his daughters virtue and purity of heart, but only one takes his role seriously. The tale that follows clearly displays the folly of squandering the gift of purity of heart or the reward of treasuring it.

This is a book we’ll visit time and again. I’m raising five daughters and three sons, and the message therein is one of utmost importance. I love how easy it is to broach the subject by reading together and discussing the story. It helped me easily approach the subject of guarding one’s heart and the value of not squandering the gift we are given. The Three Weavers earns a spot on my shelf permanently as I navigate the waters of parenting and teaching my children to guard their hearts and protecting the gift of purity.

-Product review by Adrienne Falkena, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, July 2017