The prophet Samuel is looking for the next king of Israel. Will he find him on David's farm? David and the Kingmaker examines the vital issue of self-worth, and reminds children that good character is far more important than good looks, brains, talent or popularity. Through his encounter with the prophet Samuel, David catches a glimpse of how God sees him, and of his amazing future as king of Israel. It is a tale which encourages us to read between the lines of what the Bible tells us about David's early years. The light-hearted and beautifully illustrated pictures will delight parents and children alike, regardless of religious conviction.
Fiona Veitch Smith is a freelance writer of children's fiction and has lectured in journalism and creative writing. She lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Amy Warmington is an artist, illustrator and designer based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.