A curious boy who loves discovering new things, decides to explore his desert surroundings during a family celebration.
With two bossy older brothers, two younger brothers, and a baby sister, Teddy needed some time to himself. He had interests his brothers couldn’t care less about, so he didn’t invite them along.
Nearly an hour passed before anyone noticed he was missing…
By then he’d fallen into a situation that ruined his hopes for a perfect 4th of July.
Will Teddy find the strength and courage he needs to survive his unplanned “adventure?”
Teddy’s story is told in an early reader chapter book for children ages 7–11.
When a curious nine-year-old gets trapped alone in a rushing river, will the whispers he hears in his heart be enough to guide him out?
The Salt River, Arizona. July 4, 1938.
Teddy loves the Fourth of July the way other kids love Christmas. When he decides to explore the hidden treasures of the desert by himself during his family’s annual celebration, everything feels magical…right up until he gets lost. Sizzling under the scorching summer sun, he’s desperate to cool off in the river. But then he remembers the rule: don’t go swimming without an adult.
He promised Dad and Mama he’d follow that rule. And he knows promises shouldn’t be broken. So he hatches a plan that doesn’t break the rule—only bends it a bit—and accidentally falls into the river.Literally “in over his head,” there seems to be no way out.
Can he find his way back to his family, or will he be swept away?
Part of the “Live Courageously” collection for early middle-grade readers and taken from actual events, Teddy: A Boy Who Swam with Angels is an inspirational, faith-based story about a boy who comes face-to-face with the consequences of his choices.
If you like unexpected heroes, adventures, and inspirational stories, you’ll love Teddy’s tale of faith and courage.