Five Who Found the Kingdom Book By Sandol Stoddard

Five Who Found the Kingdom (1979)—An overtly religious text, this collection of five short stories set in Biblical times embeds its message of hope once again in the stories of young solo travelers seeking safety and community. Fellow author Carol Bly called these fully realized tales of young boys and girls’ acquaintance with Jesus Christ at different stages of his life “inescapably moving.” Stoddard recalled years later that the stories are set “in a visionary landscape that begins in Bethlehem and ends in Celtic Cornwall.”