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*Lily: The Girl Who Could See by Sally Oxley and Tim Ladwig.

A beautifully illustrated picture book biography about a brave woman artist-turned-missionary to the Arab world.

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*Lily: The Girl Who Could See by Sally Oxley and Tim Ladwig. Oxvision Media, 2015. 32 pages.

Reading Level: Picture books, ages 4-8

Recommended For: Ages 4-10

Lilias Trotter was a talented artist in Victorian England who studied under John Ruskin and had the potential to become famous through her art. But her love for Christ and passion for the poor led her to make a difficult choice between following her dream and God’s calling to missions. After much prayer, she took her paints to North Africa where she gave her life to serving Christ. This excellent, beautifully illustrated picture book biography is engagingly written, emphasizes pursuing the love of God and his glory above personal achievement, and encourages the reader’s curiosity to learn more about Lily Trotter. This book is available in paperback through POD on Amazon, but the production quality is good. Definitely worth adding to your personal collection.

You may also enjoy the documentary that focuses on her art titled Many Beautiful Things.

Cautions: none

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 

Worldview Rating: 5 out of 5

Artistic Rating: 5 out of 5

This title is part of our Church History October series!

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