The Pearls of Wisdom Series

In 2020, Cat Russell of Spike Productions teamed up with illustrator Brooke Connor of Brooke Connor Design to create a delightful series called, The Pearls of Wisdom Series. These adventure tales star Journee, a mouse princess, with her friends, Mr. Steed, Mr. Toad and Mr. Owl who together always find new escapades and make new friends. These tales always have a moral to discover and are inspired by a Biblical Proverb of wisdom.

THE POND OF REFLECTION(2020)

Book 1 in The Pearls of Wisdom Series

A creative story inspired by a Biblical Proverb

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

Prov 27:19 (NIV)

Journee and her companions are on a quest to find the legendary Pond of Reflection that reveals one’s true identity while gazing into its mysterious waters. Is the Pond of Reflection magic? Is it simply a solitary place to reflect on who you are? What will the legendary water show Journee and her friends? What will the Pond of Reflection show you when you look into its water and reflect on your own heart?

For young readers ages 9-12.


THE HYRAX SONG(2021)

Book 2 in The Pearls of Wisdom Series

A creative story inspired by a Biblical Proverb

There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:
the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;
the rock badgers are a feeble folk, yet they make their homes in the crags;
the locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks;
the spider skillfully grasps with its hands, and it is in kings’ palaces.

Prov 30:24-28 (NKJV)

Journee and her companions make new friends in yet another wild exploit that is decidedly dangerous and threatens the entire kingdom. A mysterious threat is gathering in the Great Plains by the sea, north of the High Western Mountain on the kingdom’s western border. What could this threat be? What magical gift could the rock hyraxes have to help Journee and her friends save the day? It will take all hands on deck and every kingdom creature to bring this adventure to a happy end.

For young readers ages 9-12.