Krea, a humble slave girl, is a juggler in a traveling troupe led by a wicked master. When she falls ill one day and it appears she will die she is rescued by the Wise Woman, who buys her from her terrible master. The Wise Woman nurses Krea back to health with comfort, love, and acceptance. She teaches the girl not only a physician's trade but also honor, loyalty, and the value of compassion.
The kingdom of Bracken is in danger and Krea becomes a courier in the service of King Reynald. Reynald's cousin, Frederick, has plans to overthrow Reynald and take the throne. In the midst of her runs as a messenger, Krea finds herself captured by her former master. Once again the Wise Woman comes to her rescue, and together they seek a way to save King Reynald and Bracken.
Amidst brewing war, the Wise Woman will help Krea understand true freedom.
Through Jeri Massi's satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about Jeri Massi.
Background Information: Wise Woman stories.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: In context, similes, synonym, summary, paraphrase, antonym, adjectives, dictionary, compare and contrast, metaphor, imagery, idiom, setting, theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Freedom in Christ, Godly living, duty, love, trust, revenge, doubt, self-worth, God loves us, anger, child of God, serve others, growth.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Castle project, mapping, medieval life, drama, slavery and serfdom, music, wordsearch, short story, juggling, oral speech.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Two Collars by Jeri Massi.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!