The Orphan Queen
A Story for Girls
The Orphan Queen is translated from the German by Anna B. Cooke. For ages 9 to 14.
Who is this child? And who are her parents? Her demeanor suggests a royal heritage, but perhaps she is simply exercising pride and control of others. Meet Margelte, a most unusual child who mysteriously wins the hearts of those who disdain her.
Her secret is the relationship she has with a powerful God who watches over the fatherless. Filled with spiritual truths, this story will keep you enamored as you vicariously experience Margelte’s suffering and her surprising reward in the end.
Character themes in this story: virtue and purity.
Originally written in 1865.
“A very sweet book, with a very sweet girl in it who is such a great example of a Christian who lives her life in complete love! What an example! It does have a little mystery in it, which adds to the story. Great book!!” — Katy Frost, Olathe, Colorado
“I loved this book. Very touching. Unlike Cinderella, boys and girls will both like this one. Well put together. I especially like the tie to Joseph. We should always endeavor to be kind to “the least of these!” — Jack Snavely, Castle Rock, Colorado
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue. But as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.