The Three Weavers
A Tale for Fathers and Daughters
A unique and winsome allegory for fathers to read to their daughters, set in medieval times. As the story goes, once upon a time there were three weavers, and to each was born a daughter. The ‘watcher of weavers’ prophesied, ‘A royal prince shall seek to wed thy child.’ But she must weave a mantle for the prince that will be fair to look upon with rich cloth of gold. Further, it must fit him as perfectly as the falcon’s feathers fit the falcon.
Each father is responsible to teach his daughter how to prepare for her prince. When should he begin? The father’s approach, coupled with his daughter’s cooperation, will decide the fate of her future.
Themes: Seek lasting happiness rather than momentary pleasure! The wisdom and joy of purity and a strong father-daughter relationship. Also focuses on wise choices, consequences, virtue and purity.
This new edition also includes the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson. This is included because Tennyson’s poem is alluded to early in The Three Weavers and so we felt it would be of interest to readers to see the poem itself.
Also by Annie Fellows Johnston: Joel: A Boy of Galilee
“I love all the Lamplighter books our family has read. This one is so short and sweet. And though every man, woman and child ought to read it, this book has a wonderful message for Dads who are raising daughters.” — a reader in Bear, Delaware
Table of Contents
- The Lady of Shalott
- The Tree Weavers
- Proverbs 31
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
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