The Wide, Wide World
Finally printed in one large volume, for the first time in years! The endearing story of Ellen, a little girl who is separated from her mother and faces unrelenting affliction and heartsickness. Still, through it all Ellen learns of God’s care over her life. She learns to trust in Him in ways most never have, knowing that He has charge over her.
Written in 1850, this was first book in history by an American author to sell over one million copies!
Character themes in this story: self-control, trust, faith
“I am so glad that Lamplighter has finally presented this wonderful story in a beautiful, newly bound book! The title does not sound so intriguing, but trust me, it is definitely a story you won’t want to miss! If you enjoyed House of Love you will certainly be pleased with this book. I happen to like it even better because the story goes into more detail on the characters. The first few chapters go a bit slow, but after a little while, you’ll appreciate the length because you really become endeared to all the precious characters. Ellen’s story encouraged me to seek Christ amidst the hardships and difficulties in life, and I came to love Ellen, the Humphreys, Mr. van Brunt, and it was even interesting to meet the Leslies.” — a reader
“My sister read it with me as well, and she really enjoyed it too. We both agree it is our favorite Lamplighter. I hope many other readers will enjoy it too!” — a reader
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 children read in stories of others, like themselves trying their best and falling short, they 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 there are other unique features of a Lamplighter book, compared to other publications by the same title. 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.