Contentious Adeline and the Rooftop Escape

Proverbial Kids © Wisdom for Young Families

by Karen Anderson Holcomb



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/3/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781973633082
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781973633075

About the Book

paints the portrait of a malcontent little girl who idolizes her monthly Pretty Palace design magazine. When her grandpa builds a treehouse, Adeline expects her brothers to paint and decorate it accordingly. Their pushback brings Adeline to tears until her father steps in and gives her the listening ear she’s been longing for. Culturally relevant verses from Proverbs offer light and peace for busy families struggling with materialism and discord.

“The Proverbial Kids series by Karen Holcomb is precisely the kind of creative curriculum parents need for family discipleship. I have found the materials biblically sound, creative, and usable by families with a broad range of ages at home. I strongly endorse the series.”
Richard Ross, Ph.D., Professor of Student Ministry,
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; cofounder of True Love Waits

“Contentious Adeline affords abundant testimony to Karen’s skill as an author, illustrator, and teacher extraordinaire! In a day when so many children (and adults) feel a sense of entitlement and appear captured by materialism, this book can help realign priorities through a story rooted in the eternal principles of Proverbs.”
Dennis Thurman, Senior Pastor
Pole Creek Baptist Church, Candler, NC

“I read this book with my 10-year-old granddaughter. She really liked it and it was a great conversation starter for us. Thank you, Karen, for helping us talk about attitudes, values, and even how much time adults stay on their phones! Love this tool!”
Denise Glenn, founder of Motherwise and author of Wisdom for Mothers

About the Author

Karen Anderson Holcomb has a Master of Arts in Communication from Southwestern Seminary (Ft. Worth, TX), with undergraduate degrees in Theatre and Journalism. A former children’s minister and Bible curriculum writer, Karen has authored eight books. Contentious Adeline is the latest in her Proverbial Kids collection. She and her husband Bron have two teenaged sons and live in Western North Carolina.