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Adam Raccoon At Forever Falls (Paperback) Paperback – Feb 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook Publishing (February 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781430895
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781430890
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 16.6 x 0.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,799,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

When Glen Keane isn't writing and illustrating Adam Raccoon books, he is a directing animator for Walt Disney Pictures. His work has appeared in many animated features including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Pocahontas.

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My 3-year old son LOVES this book. My husband reads it to him multiple times every night at bedtime, at his request. It has a great lesson & the illustrations are wonderful. Adam is certainly a character that little people can relate to.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9cb31b58) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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HASH(0x9caaeae0) out of 5 stars Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls Jan. 6 2009
By KellBell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Adam Raccoon books are the greatest kids book out. Illustration are fantastic, and stories great. Highly recommended!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9caae96c) out of 5 stars Great story & illustrations! May 18 2003
By Mama Lisa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My 3-year old son LOVES this book. My husband reads it to him multiple times every night at bedtime, at his request. It has a great lesson & the illustrations are wonderful. Adam is certainly a character that little people can relate to.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c944a08) out of 5 stars Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls Sept. 14 2009
By Karen M. Rusch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book to share the message of salvation with younger children. Children (and most adults) love Adam Raccoon because of his playful nature. He is a lot like most of us. When Adam gets into trouble and almost goes over the falls he is saved by the quick action of King Aren. This parellels our recue by Jesus. The end of the story is like the end of the Gospel, He's alive!
HASH(0x9c944348) out of 5 stars Salvation Comes Alive at Forever Falls Jan. 1 2016
By Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Back in the late 80’s Glen Keane released a series of picture books starring Adam Raccoon. These books were designed to be parables for kids illustrating Biblical truths. While I was outside the target audience, my brother had them, and I enjoyed reading them to him. Now that my niece and nephew are the right age, I’m finding out how well they hold up. On a recent visit, I read them Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls, and we all enjoyed it.

If the name of the author sounds vaguely familiar to you, Glen is the son of cartoonist Bil Keane, the creator of the comic strip Family Circus. Additionally, Glen had a career working at Disney during the animation renaissance as a supervising animator, responsible for Ariel, Beast, and Aladdin among other characters.

This book finds Adam Raccoon doing one of his favorite activities – swimming. He would swim all day if he could. However, King Aren, the ruler of the forest where Adam lives, has one law – no swimming in the pool above Forever Falls. But Adam just can’t resist taking a quick swim there. Will he be swept downstream?

The theme of this book is salvation, and it comes alive in a great way as we see the consequences of Adam’s actions and King Aren’s rescue of our hero. This is a picture book, so things are simple, but the theology is sound for a parable. We can’t save ourselves from the consequences of our sin, and Jesus paid the price for us. We even get the resurrection.

As in a good parable, we aren’t preached at. Instead, the book is filled with a good story and good characters. Yes, it is fairly easy to see who these characters represent, and parents can use the book as a springboard to a more serious discussion about Jesus and what he did for us on the cross. But their kids will want to read the book over and over again because it is fun.

And it is filled with wonderful full color pictures. That shouldn’t be a surprise at all with Glen’s background. The illustrations are a bit cartoony, but they fit the story perfectly, and there are a couple that are beautiful to look at. It’s easy to see why Adam finds the forbidden pool so tempting.

Unfortunately, these books are out of print, so it will take a bit to track them down, but they are totally worth it. Adam Raccoon at Forbidden Falls is just as great today as it was when it was first published.
HASH(0x9c938aa4) out of 5 stars Love Adam Raccoon books! Nov. 7 2011
By Kaila - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I grew up with Adam Raccoon books and loved them! Even though my son is still an infant, I've started looking around for these books. These books have great messages for kids and adults. The pictures are super cute too! Each of the books brings the message of salvation in a way that we can identify with.


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