The Wingfeather Saga with Andrew Peterson
Have you ever had a book series recommended to you, and when you finally got around to reading it you thought, Wow, now I know what everyone was gushing about? That’s how I feel about the Wingfeather series by Andrew Peterson. I’ve heard parents talk about how much their kids love this series for years, and now I understand why! My kids love it too!
What is the Wingfeather series?
A series of four fantast-adventure novels written by Andrew Peterson about the three Igiby children, Janner, Kalmar, and Leeli. They live in a world called Aerwaiar (which is exactly like our world, except they don’t have electricity or gunpowder), and there are all sorts of creepy animals (like sea dragons and toothy cows). The children are about to discover that the ordinary little town where they live is anything but ordinary.
I’ve loved Andrew Peterson’s music for years. I love the song Dancing in the Minefields and Nothing to Say. I have to say that he’s as great of a writer as he is a music artist (which is saying a lot!)
We’re actually listening to these books via Facebook. Andrew is reading them aloud! He started at the start of Covid and kept going. You can watch the first one here. My kids love it because they are not professionally done, but just an author in his house reading his books! These books would be great Christmas presents for any kids in your life!
Andrew also has very creative children, which we talked about. Here are a few things they’ve been up to:
Tell Me Again by Skye Peterson on YouTube.
Andrew also answered questions from readers. (You have to hear about Tolkein’s fireplace!)
There’s so much creative stuff happening here, I know you’re going to love this podcast!
Who is Andrew Peterson?
Recording artist, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, publisher and award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga, Andrew Peterson’s is also founder and president of The Rabbit Room, which has published thirty books to date and fosters community and spiritual formation through music, story, and art. Recently launching the film and TV production company, Shining Isle Productions, to produce an animated film based on his bestselling books, his The Warden and the Wolf King (2014) won Children’s Book of the Year in 2015 from WORLD Magazine.
Known for songs like “Dancing In The Minefields,” “Be Kind To Yourself,” “Is He Worthy,” “Don’t You Want To Thank Someone,” “The Silence Of God,” “Nothing To Say,” “You’ll Find Your Way” and more, Peterson has also been named “one of the foremost singer/songwriters around” and has received multiple “best album of the year” nods from critics along with three Dove Award nominations.
Drawing capacity crowds at venues around the world, including numerous sold-out events at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, his annual Christmas tour celebrates its 20th anniversary this season with an all-new recording of his bestselling album, Behold the Lamb of God.
Married for 24 years to his wife Jamie, with whom they have three children, Andrew keeps bees, builds dry stack stone walls, gardens, draws, and sleeps in his spare time.
You can order The Wingfeather Saga HERE.
About the Saga:
From Book 1: Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog, Nugget.
Janner Igiby, his brother, Tink, and their disabled sister, Leeli, are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that they love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang, who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice. The Igibys hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.
Full of characters rich in heart, smarts, and courage, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness is a tale children of all ages will cherish, families can read aloud, and readers’ groups are sure to enjoy discussing for its many layers of meaning.
Walk It Out Scripture
O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you. Psalm 38:9
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- The Wingfeather Saga | Andrew Peterson
- The Rabbit Room
- Watch Andrew Peterson read the Wingfeather Saga!
- “Dancing on the Minefields” | Andrew Peterson
- Adorning the Dark | Andrew Peterson
- Behold the Lamb at the Ryman
- Behold the Lamb | Andrew Peterson
- Wake Low Band
- Skye Peterson
- Walk it Out | Tricia Goyer