Ivan and the American Journey
Ivan can’t believe it. He didn’t think any judge in Russia would allow a Christian to win the prize, but he did it! – he won the All-Moscow History prize! So now he’ll get the chance to travel to America. But the journey is full of adventure and intrigue.
Once again Ivan has to face up to danger and the Secret police. He has heard of people who wish to escape from the Soviet Union and defect to the West and he comes face to face with a defector. Should he help or should he just walk away? Aren’t Christians supposed to help everybody? Ivan has some difficult issues to tackle and some nerve-wracking decisions to make. Will Ivan tell the authorities about his friend or will he help them even if it means risking his own life?
Recommended Reading Level
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-12
Other Books in the Ivan Series include:
- Ivan and the Informer
- Ivan and the Daring Escape
- Ivan and the Hidden Bible
- Ivan and the Moscow Circus
- Ivan and the Secret in the Suitcase
“As well as the interest and excitement of the stories, the dialogue between Ivan and the other characters explains the gospel in simple and straightforward language, placing its challenge before the reader. The warmth of the presentation is sure to commend eternal truths to the young. I am looking forward to reading this series to my daughter! These little books would make excellent Sunday school prizes. Highly recommended.” — Evangelical Times
About the Author
Myrna Grant was born in Hamilton, Ontario and now makes her home in Wheaton, Illinois. She holds the Ph.D from Northwestern University in Evanston and taught at Wheaton College for 23 years. Her best-selling book, Vanya, was published in 1974 and has remained in print for over 40 years in English and several foreign translations. Myrna has traveled and lectured widely and continues to write and teach. She is an avid reader and is active in her local Episcopal church.