Meet the original St. Michael!

Excerpt from chapter 12 of Kaylee’s Adventures:

They found a caterpillar, and Nanny was shocked Kaylee didn’t have a book for identifying caterpillars. “Your daddy used to spend hours finding caterpillars and identifying them! Did he ever tell you about St. Michael, his caterpillar?”

Kaylee’s eyes were huge. “He had a caterpillar named St. Michael?”

Nanny smiled and explained, “Yes, he did. He fed it, cleaned its home, measured it for growth, and watched it form a cocoon. Then he watched it hatch into a beautiful butterfly! … Hmmm.” Nanny thought for a minute.

The idea for the Easter Treasure box

A few people have asked where the idea came from for Kaylee’s Easter Treasure box.
In the book you may remember Nanny commenting when she sees the treasure box that she remembers it from a youth group night.

This idea actually comes from two different nights with two of my different youth groups. The first time I did this was in 2004 or 2005 we set up stations in the church where the young people read the scripture and found the items relating to the scripture in a basket to look at and touch.

Then I did it again with a different group in 2012 with a small group of young people in a one room chapel. Space was limited so we could not set up stations but rather sat in a circle and passed the items around. When we were finished we each made a treasure box so we could share the Easter Treasure with our loved ones at home!

Author Review

Tanya Packer’s gift of explaining the sometimes complex details of the Christian faith to a child comes to light again in Kaylee’s Easter Treasure.

While celebrating Palm Sunday, Kaylee helps her father search through old boxes tucked away in the basement. Curiosity mounts when she discovers a wooden box that looks like it might hold a special treasure.

Kaylee and Sir Thomas, her cuddly kitten, coax her father into opening the little box. She recognizes most of the everyday items he removes and as he does he tells her how it reminds them of that very first Easter.

These simple objects and her father’s story help her to understand and remember the treasure of the sacrifice Jesus made for us all.

Christian Author
Greg Elliott
New Life in the Boarding House