Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers

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Christian Liberty Press, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 242 pages
Early teens who love adventure and the Christian faith will enjoy reading this fictional account of two young Americans, Annie and Drew, who are on vacation in England. These young people wind up learning a great deal about famous British hymn writers as they are befriended by an elderly gentleman called Mr. Pipes. They also learn a lot about the value of traditional worship and praise. Grades 6-9.

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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

Sigh. Oh I don't know how many stars to give this book. I wanted to read it b/c I thought it'd be a simple way to learn about the history of some of the great hymns.... in a children's story format ... Read full review

Excellent fictional history lessons!

User Review  - Homeschooling4Jesus - Christianbook.com

This book (and the whole series) has been thoroughly enjoyed by our family. We have learned a great deal about the history of many hymns and hymn writers, intermingled with a wonderful storyline. We ... Read full review

Contents

Annie and Drew Meet Mr Pipes
1
Thomas Ken
17
Isaac Watts
39
Charles Wesley
61
William Williams
83
John Newton
101
William Cowper
121
Augustus Toplady and Thomas Kelly
139
Scottish Hymn Writers
157
Anglican Hymn Writers
177
Women Hymn Writers
195
John Bunyan
215
Afterword
237
Other British Hymn Writers
239
For Further Reading
241
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