Little Pilgrim's Progress
Nearly 60 years ago, author Helen L. Taylor took John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and simplified the vocabulary and concepts for young readers while preserving the integrity of the tale. The original Pilgrim's Progress was a great adventure story with powerful allegorical treasures. But in its original dialect, it was beyond young children's comprehension.
Little Pilgrim's Progress, however, is a delightfully reimagined telling of John Bunyan's spiritual classic. It maintains the original plotlines of Bunyan's classic while telling the story in a way that kids can understand.
In this visionary edition, renowned illustrator Joe Sutphin portrays the characters of Bunyan's tale as furry creatures living in a woodland realm. The lavish grayscale illustrations, save for the first letter of each chapter illuminated in a deep shade of red, help to bring Little Pilgrim's Progress alive.
The characters have been chosen with great care; a chicken as Fearing, a crow as Talkative, a weasel as Unbelief, and a wise old owl as Evangelist. These choices add a layer of richness and fresh meaning previously missing to this tale. Of particular appeal to children ages 6-12 years, Little Pilgrim's Progress beautifully captures, both in words and in illustrations, the struggle of living faithfully in a world distorted by sin.