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In Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish, Mr. Russell Sings! Hear the Song Here!

In Katie & Kimble: The Magic Wish, Book 2 in the Katie & Kimble series (290L), you will discover that Katie’s dad, Mr. Russell, likes to sing! He sings loudly and he sings well. In fact, he likes to sing when he feels full of joy!


The song that Mr. Russell sings is called “For the Beauty of the Earth.” It’s a beautiful old hymn – one of my favorites. You will notice, if you send a free Katie & Kimble e-card, that you can choose this song. Listen here.


I wanted Katie & Kimble readers to be able to hear this beautiful song with the words. So, I made up a list of songs from iTunes so you can hear free samples.


The first version of the song is from the 1994 movie Little Women, a story about four sisters growing up together 150 years ago. This version has just two voices singing with no music. It is very plain and sweet.


The second version of the song is sung by a group of sisters called BarlowGirl. This is an amazing and beautiful arrangement. It almost sounds like a Christmas carol. This might be considered odd since this song is not a Christmas song. But, I sure do enjoy listening to the BarlowGirl version. It’s very modern.


The third version of the song is sung by the St. John’s Children’s Choir. It’s almost like a dream. It starts out with one child singing alone. Then more children join in on the second verse. This version sounds more like church music, with an organ playing in the background.


All three of these versions are quite different. And yet, they are all the same song! Click below to hear the free iTunes samples.


For the Beauty of the Earth

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[Reading Level 3, 280L, for ages 7-10]

Nine-year-old Katie Russell and her family look normal. But the Russells don’t know they are living with Kimble, the ghost of a ten-year-old girl. That is, until Katie discovers Kimble and the two of them set off on a quest to find out what happened to Kimble’s mother.

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