Oliver Optic wrote many delightful stories for children back in the 19th century. "Hope and Have" introduces us to a young orphan named Fanny Grant, who undergoes a miraculous transformation. When we first meet Fanny, we see a very naughty girl who lacks direction, respect and self-discipline. The first part of our story relays how Fanny, through trials, triumphs, and her faith in God, has a change of heart. The second part of the story follows Fanny's adventures during the terrible Indian massacre of 1862 in Minnesota.
The gripping story of how Fanny and a young man named Ethan French escape the Indians makes this a captivating book and a wonderful lesson in how God's grace saves us—in more ways than one. "Hope and Have" is recommended for children 8 to 10 years old. A "build-your-vocabulary glossary" allows your child to look-up unknown words.
Hope and Have
Publisher: Applewood Books
Author: Oliver Optic
Grade 3, 4, 5
Topic: Reading - Childrens Fiction