Jessica's First Prayer by Hesba Stretton

Jessica’s First Prayer

By Hesba Stretton
Level 9

This short book (52-pages) is a little treasure. The story is interesting and beautiful. However, this is not easy reading and is of a very different style than the quick, thrilling, easy-reads of today. The author, who wrote over 60 books and stories, wrote Jessica’s First Prayer in 1867. It sold well and was translated into many languages. The back cover explains, “Her moral tales and semireligious stories, chiefly for the young, were printed in huge quantities and were especially widespread as school and Sunday school prizes.”

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe, England, London
Period 19th Century, 1800s
Genre Fiction
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Gentle Favorite
  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 3 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
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