Books by Laure Fournier

A CHURCH FOR ALL by Gayle E. Pitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2018

"A humorous, upbeat look at a contemporary church community where all are welcome. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
This cheerful introduction to attending a Sunday-morning church service provides an overview of the experience in an inclusive, liberal Christian church. Read full book review >
WAKE UP, CITY! by Erica Silverman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A different view of a city (and of getting to school) than is usually presented, this is sure to be a hit, in rural and urban areas alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As a young girl and her father journey to an easily guessed destination, the sun rises and the city starts it day. Read full book review >
THE MERCHANT AND THE THIEF by Ravi Zacharias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Uri Shulevitz's Caldecott-winning The Treasure presents a more winning take on the original theme, but Christian educators may find a use for this repurposed version. (no source note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
A canny merchant outwits a would-be thief trying to steal his jewels, then with help from the Bible gives him a greater treasure. Read full book review >
MY FIRST PRAYERS by Jeremy Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

Fifteen short prayers for younger children appear in this collection, accompanied by illustrations of children from many different cultures and ethnic groups. The prayers are primarily Christian—the author is an English vicar—with the inclusion of a Cherokee prayer that refers to the Great Spirit and a brief prayer from India that does not mention God. Others are from England, the United States, European nations, East Africa and South Africa. Fournier's attractive illustrations are well integrated into the text, with some joyful scenes of children playing outdoors in different locations. Sharp-eyed children will notice that the illustration for the beloved German prayer "Fourteen Angels" (from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel) has not 14 but 15 angels guarding the little blond girl asleep in her bed. Though there are many collections of prayers for children, this one's strengths are the brevity of the prayers and the varied ethnicity of the children in the cheerful illustrations. A list of acknowledgements gives some greater specificity to the prayers' origins. (Picture book/religion. 3-5) Read full book review >