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The Snail and
the King

by Fr. Peregrine Fletcher O.PRAEM.

Now Available!

Released March 19th, 2024.       ISBN 9781737123088

When all of the creatures of the wild are invited to King's castle, a little snail sets out on his journey to the ship that will take him there. And with only three days until the ship sets sail, there isn't a moment to lose! In this parable, join the snail on his exciting adventure through the wild and discover how he's able to overcome many trials in order to meet the King.

Read a Reflection From The Author...

The Snail and the King Reflection Fr. Peregrine Fletcher, O. Praem. The difference between a snail and a king is a vast one, and the distance between their statures and statuses in the world make it unlikely that their destinies would necessarily intertwine. And yet, it is this expansive distance between them which is the very landscape of the story The Snail and the King: a story which explores the astonishing distance between Almighty God and His lowly creatures and the even more astonishing reality of just how near He is to us.

"What a delightful story! Full of faith and hope, Fr. Peregrine Fletcher's bright and beautifully illustrated new book, The Snail and the King, will fill young (and old!) hearts with greater longing for heaven, and gratitude for our God who calls all of us—great and small—to His Kingdom."

Katie Warner, bestselling children's book author, FirstFaithTreasury.com

“In The Snail and the King, Fr. Peregrine Fletcher invites each of us to contemplate the beauty of a divine calling and to give God our "Yes" regardless of our insecurities and fears. Fr. Peregrine’s art and prose are a magnificent reminder that we never journey alone in offering our lives to God and living according to God's perfect will. For the young and the young at heart, a stirring contemplation of God's goodness and love!”

—Lisa M. Hendey, author of I Am Earth's Keeper and Founder of CatholicMom.com

 

“There is nothing better or more important for a child to read about than the promise of Heaven and the love of their Heavenly Father. The Snail and the King is the perfect encapsulation of what it means to seek Heaven with all your heart and be welcomed by God! It is simple enough to be understood by children, but profound enough to bring you to tears. Heartwarming in the absolute best way, with the loveliest of illustrations to match, this book will be read in my home over and over.”

Gracie Jagla, author of The Night the Saints Saved Christmas

The Snail and the King is a marvelous story of God’s love for humble souls, conveyed by Fr. Peregrine with adorable, vibrant illustrations sure to engage and delight families. The character of the snail is an instant hero and the divine truths of God’s promises and providence shine through in this story of perseverance and trust. This book is a fantastic example of how to share big truths with God’s precious little ones.”

—Tricia Dugat, Designer & Illustrator; Founder of Providential.co

"The Snail and the King is a beautiful tale filled with lessons of humility, perseverance, and trust. Those who read this book will be drawn to not only the striking images but also to a story that reveals the Blessed Trinity's unfathomable love for each of us."
—Patrick O'Hearn, author of Go and Fear Nothing: The Story of Our Lady of Champion.

 

"In this sweet little story, Fr. Peregrine Fletcher enkindles a desire for the spirit of humility and perseverance, while gently admonishing against pride and greediness. The main character may be a lowly snail, but the true protagonist is God himself, who desires to welcome even the smallest among us to his Kingdom. The Snail and the King is bound to inspire children in the Faith: Who wouldn't want to live "happily ever after" in the castle of the King?"

—Anna Mitchell, Co-host and Producer of the Son Rise Morning Show

"The Snail and the King is such a truly charming tale about the fascinating beauty of the Blessed Trinity intertwined with our ultimate calling as children of God to fully surrender everything into His loving care. This story brings so much hope and anticipation of our Heavenly promise, in which seeking particular virtues like perseverance, humility, and courage can achieve!” 

Katie Luangkhot, Homeschooling mother and founder of Sweet Catholic Life

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When all of the creatures of the wild are invited to King's castle, a little snail sets out on his journey to the ship that will take him there. And with only three days until the ship sets sail, there isn't a moment to lose! In this parable, join the snail on his exciting adventure through the wild and discover how he's able to overcome many trials in order to meet the King.

$19.95. Hardcover, 48 pages.

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