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Basil; Or, Honesty and Industry THUMBNAIL
This story is filled with gems of truth, the value of which cannot be measured. Young Basil takes these treasures to heart and determines to live by them. He learns to pray, not that God would make him rich, but enable him to act honestly and . . .
$18.00

Basket of Flowers THUMBNAIL
Book of the Year 1996. This first book of the Lamplighter Rare Collector Series continues to be a best-seller. James, the king's gardener, teaches his 15-year-old daughter Mary all the principles of godliness through his flowers.
$21.00

Best For Boys & Girls Ages 9-14 2017 (13 titles) THUMBNAIL
This collection will help youth make wise choices as they transition from early adolescence into young adulthood.
$240.00 $199.00

Best For Boys & Girls Ages 9-14 2020 (13 titles) THUMBNAIL
This collection will help youth make wise choices as they transition from early adolescence into young adulthood.
$240.00 $199.00

Best For Young Boys & Girls Ages 6-11 2017  (13 titles) THUMBNAIL
Best for Young Boys and Girls ages 6-11 includes 13 titles. If you are looking for great savings, this premiere beginning collection is for you - a magnificent introduction to Lamplighter books!
$230.00 $199.00

Captive, The THUMBNAIL
Kidnapped by Algerian pirates, our recent graduate Anselmo finds himself on a merciless slave ship heading to the auction block in a foreign country. Having escaped the cruelty of his first master and the death grip of the desert, Anselmo is taken away…
$16.00

Christie's Old Organ THUMBNAIL
A heartwarming story about a young boy who is on a quest to find out how his dear old friend Treffy can get to "home, sweet home." One of the most famous children's novels of the Victorian era, Christie's Old Organ continues to . . .
$20.00

Escape From The Eagle's Nest THUMBNAIL
Abandoned and alone, Walter faces a moral dilemma that lands him in the midst of a ruthless, hostile land. Even though he saves the chief’s child from the mouth of a lion, he still faces certain death from his Islamic captors. . .
$22.00

Giant Killer THUMBNAIL
$21.00

Golden Thread, The THUMBNAIL
In a kingdom near the treacherous Hemlock Forest, an evil king and his followers dwell. Only those who hold on to the golden thread can wander past the boundaries of the kingdom and return safely. It is a fearful thing to lose one’s way...
$16.00

Hand on the Bridle THUMBNAIL
The allure of secret sin and the enticement of peer pressure had a strong hold on teens a century ago. Young Gavin knew it was time to venture out beyond his secure environment called home. His longing for independence has become a tainted mixture . . .
$22.00

Haunted Room, The THUMBNAIL
The Haunted Room is a heart-gripping story that sheds light on the parallel between the human soul and the so-called haunted dwelling.
$26.00

Hedge of Thorns, The THUMBNAIL
John must find out the secret that has been kept from him for so long—what is on the other side of the hedge? Desperate to break through, he devises a scheme, ignoring the impending danger.
$16.00

Hidden Hand, The THUMBNAIL
Secrets abound in this masterpiece by E.D.E.N. Southworth. You will be delighted and thrilled as God's own hidden hand moves the lives of rascals and heroes alike to work His plan for good.
$35.00

Ishmael THUMBNAIL
You will never read a story that is more inspiring and challenging than Ishmael. The heights of success achieved by this young man reveal little of the utter poverty into which he was born. He enters life motherless and poor, and despite the wishes . . .
$38.00

Jack the Conqueror, or Difficulties Overcome THUMBNAIL
No obstacle can daunt Jack's resolve. He has made up his mind to become a useful, honest man and, most of all, to conquer difficulties! His greatest resolve is to learn to read, and he will surmount obstacles of great magnitude to fulfill his dream.
$18.00

Jessica's First Prayer THUMBNAIL
Barefoot little Jessica lives in a home where no one knows about God. She looks forward to spending time once a week with Mr. Dan'el, a miserly old coffee peddler who eases his darkened conscience by giving her stale bread and coffee.
$16.00

Jill's Red Bag THUMBNAIL
Jill is relentless in her desire to see others give their tithe to God. She and her siblings love to act out the stories that they have read about. After hearing the story of Jacob at Bethel, Jill determines to do more than play the story of Jacob.
$20.00

Joseph's Shield THUMBNAIL
New Release 2015! You are about to experience a story that takes children to the next level in their journey with the Lord, their fight against sin and their cultivation of character…
$18.00

Lamplighter, The THUMBNAIL
Mistreated and abandoned as a child, Gerty's angry and violent disposition gradually becomes virtuous as she learns the lessons lived by the meek and gentle lamplighter. But there is much more to this story than meets the eye! As the plot thickens . . .
$25.00

Little Lamb, The THUMBNAIL
While gathering strawberries, ten-year old Christina finds a shivering lamb that has strayed form its home, and she delights in the thought of caring for it. When confronted with the decision to return it to its rightful owner, her honesty and . . .
$19.00

Little Threads THUMBNAIL
It was Mrs. Prentiss' intent that this little gem would be a tool through which children would learn to obey. Read about the contrasting lives of Tangle Thread and Golden Thread; one is the cause of much grief for her godly mother, and the other . . .
$20.00

Lost Clue THUMBNAIL
In this intriguing mystery, Captain Fortesque finds himself torn between two loyalties. He enjoys acceptance in high society, but keeps his true upbringing a secret. Then the day comes that changes the course of his life . . .
$26.00

My Golden Ship THUMBNAIL
We all know the gnawing feeling that rears its ugly head as envy. Christians are not exempt, as we see in the case of Charlie, who says, “But don't it seem hard that some folks should have everything, and the other folks nothin’?”
$18.00

Peep Behind the Scenes, A THUMBNAIL
Behind many smiling faces hides a hurting heart, for there is often a high price to pay for what appears to be glamorous. In this compelling story, Mrs. Walton gives us a glimpse into the life of a disillusioned actress.
$24.00

Probable Sons THUMBNAIL
Unable to say the word "Prodigal," Milly finds herself confronting her rigid, self-absorbed uncle as a true "Probable Son." This English country gentleman has no time or patience for children, but little Milly melts the heart of everyone she meets . . .
$18.00

Rising to the Top THUMBNAIL
"There's two things as always come to the top; one's merit-t'other's scum. Which of them is to rise first, I can't tell, but neither will lie at the bottom long." You'll want to stand up for the honor of poor victimized Bob, but in the end you'll . . .
$15.00

Robbers' Cave, The THUMBNAIL
Ambushed! It all happened so quickly! Horace’s ankles are locked in chains, preventing him from rescuing his terrified mother as she is dragged away by their captors. She has only seven days to return with the answer that could save her son!
$19.00

Rosa of Linden Castle THUMBNAIL
When all the trappings of Rosa's life come crashing down around her, the virtues that had been taught to her by her godly parents provide her with direction and guidance even when they are no longer there to walk beside her through the darkened . . .
$20.00 $15.00

Shipwrecked, But Not Lost THUMBNAIL
Experience the utter fear of abandonment, the tension of frigid desolation, and the resolute determination to survive in Shipwrecked, But Not Lost. This breathtaking episode will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow the spectacular events . . .
$20.00

Sir Knight of the Splendid Way THUMBNAIL
Deep into the Vale of Promise ventures a young knight, Sir Constant, who desires nothing more than to be in service of the Great King. Though unworthy of this high calling, he sets forth on the perilous road that all who desire to serve the King . . .
$27.00

White Gypsy, The THUMBNAIL
Willy is lost. New sights and new places seem strangely familiar, but he doesn't know why. Flashbacks taunt him. Stolen by gypsies at a tender age, Willy longs to discover who he is and where he belongs.
$25.00
(may only be purchased in sets of quantity 1)

White Knights, The THUMBNAIL
Horace, Percy, and Cyril are ordinary boys who love the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Their discerning pastor starts a club for boys - The Order of the White Knights - challenging them to be chivalrous in their own . . .
$20.00

Helen's Temper and its Consequences THUMBNAIL
Helen and Betty could not be more different in their perspectives of the destitute people that live around them. When Helen, the older sister, hears the story of the Good Samaritan she is rewarded for her classroom achievements, while the other . . .
$18.00

Little Sir Galahad THUMBNAIL
When the townspeople of Alverton look upon the little boy, they have adequate reason to call him "Poor David." But he is perhaps wealthier than all who look upon him. His wealth is in the golden light of his smile and the richness of his mind.
$16.00

Teddy's Button THUMBNAIL
Rivalry between a soldier’s son and a sailor’s daughter teaches our beloved Teddy about a new battle, a new enemy, and a new Captain, whose orders are to fight all battles with the banner of love!
$20.00

White Dove, The THUMBNAIL
Filled with the intrigue of knights and nobles, thieves and robbers, this is a story of friendship and sacrifice. A little girl agrees to give up her precious white dove to prove her friendship, and lives are miraculously saved.
$15.00

Alabaster Box, The THUMBNAIL
(While Supplies Last) "Who is Miss Lydia Orr, and why has she come to Brookville?" is the question that haunts the town, but is it possible that it is the townsfolk who have something to hide?...
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$25.00

Best for Young Adults Ages 12-99 2017 (9 titles) THUMBNAIL
This rich collection of penetrating and thought provoking literature will engage and inspire your young adults.
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$247.00 $199.00

Best for Young Adults Ages 12-99 2020 (9 titles) THUMBNAIL
This rich collection of penetrating and thought provoking literature will engage and inspire your young adults.
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$247.00 $199.00
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