Discovery At Dawn (Gospel Time Trekkers v6)
Discovery At Dawn (Gospel Time Trekkers v6)

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Dateno, FSP, Maria Grace 

Pauline Books & Media 



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Discovery at Dawn: Gospel Time Trekkers Vol. 6

About this Book:

In this sixth volume of the Gospel Time Trekkers series, children ages 6 - 9 are taken on a journey that imaginatively retraces the events surrounding Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. On this journey, young readers personally encounter Jesus, experiencing what it was like to live in his time and be present for important Scriptural events. Remaining true to Biblical culture and scholarship, this historical fiction book offers a creative presentation of Christian faith and values, making it the perfect addition to your home or school library!

The siblings are gathering canned goods for a food drive at their church, only wanting to give away the food they don't like, when all of a sudden they end up in Jerusalem. They meet a group of boys and girls and learn that Jesus is staying in the house where the father of one of the boys works. It finally seems that the siblings will be able to meet Jesus! But with a weird darkness consuming the sky, soldiers stationed throughout the city, and some of Jesus's apostles looking worried and sad, something is not right?

Why are there soldiers everywhere? Where is Jesus? Will the siblings ever meet Jesus, or are they too late again? Read on to discover the ultimate meaning of giving up something for others!

"As I read the Gospel Time Trekker series, I was more and more amazed by the way in which stories from Jesus' life in the Bible can come alive for our young people. Sister Maria Grace Dateno, FSP, the author of this six-part series, enables our young to experience encounters with Jesus, recorded in the Gospels, but now so powerfully engaging their attention. Yes, Jesus becomes much more real for them in His birth at Bethlehem, as He changes water into wine at Cana and feeds the hungering crowd, as He calms the violent storm threatening His disciples in their boat, as He raises from the dead the daughter of Jairus, as He restores sight to blind Bartimaeus and as He rises from the dead. Although the manner in which these encounters with Jesus are told with creativity and imagination, yet the reality of Jesus and His encounters with us remain real. The illustrations throughout this six-part series are likewise attractive and welcoming to young people. I heartily endorse this series: Gospel Time Trekkers to parents, to teachers, to any and all who desire to lead the young to Jesus, the Source of mercy, hope, love and life." Most Reverend Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, VA

About this Series:

The Gospel Time Trekkers series follows the adventures of three siblings as they travel back to Gospel times to find Jesus and learn to discover him in their everyday lives.

Features & Benefits:

  • Connects Scripture and liturgy to a child's everyday life
  • Presents Biblical history and culture in a faithful and well-researched manner
  • Fulfills a child's curiosity to know what it would have been like to live during Jesus' time
  • Models Ignatian imaginative prayer
  • Featured in a series that presents various Biblical events
  • Offers an alternative to typical catechetical resources



2015 CPA Award

About the Author:

Sister Maria Grace grew up in Springfield, Virginia, and has one older brother and four younger sisters (and twenty-two nieces and nephews-so far). She met the Daughters of Saint Paul when she was fifteen years old and felt God calling her to help people know and love him. Since then, Sister Grace has edited a Catholic children's magazine (My Friend), authored several children's books, and now serves in the Pauline Books & Media Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She'd love to recommend a good book to you!

What Are People Saying about this Title?

"As a Catholic parent, I'm always eager to find a new resource to share with my own kids. As a Catholic evangelist, I'm often disappointed there are so few solid and engaging resources for [children]... so I was overjoyed when Pauline Kids shared their Gospel Time Trekkers books with me. What a gift to Catholic parents and their children! From the writing to the illustrations, the Gospel Time Trekkers books really meet young souls where they are and introduce them to the God who is real and available and in love with them"

- Mark Hart, Executive Vice President, Life Teen; best-selling Catholic author; host of "Fired Up" on The Catholic Channel, SiriusXM 129

"A delightful series that immerses today's young people in the life and culture of Bible times and the Gospel story itself. Well-researched and engaging-with a conclusion that satisfies the reader's growing curiosity."

- Anne Eileen Heffernan, FSP, author of Bible for Young Catholics

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback

Trim size: 5½ x 8¼ inches

Pages: 80

Teachers, below are our suggestions for accelerated reading tests. Kindly recommend Discovery at Dawn: Gospel Time Trekkers Vol. 6 as an accelerated reader title to the Accelerated Reader Program that you use most.

Reading Level: Grade 3 (Ages 6-9:

Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level of Questions: 1.7

Questions for Accelerated Readers:

    • 1) How do Caleb, Noah, and Hannah go back in time?

      a. They ride their bikes again

      b. They swing on a tree branch

      c. They build a machine

    • 2) What made it hard for the kids to get to Jotapata?

      a. A big camel got in their way

      b. They got hungry and stopped for food

      c. A big thunderstorm

    • 3) What did Levi share with Jesus and the crowd?

      a. Bread and fish

      b. Good advice

      c. Wine


    Keywords: gospel time trekkers - adventure - travel; GTTSPG, SR16

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