Pageant Wagons brought light and literacy into a dark and illiterate era of European history. When they rolled into town, everyone stopped for a story. These horse-drawn, portable stages overflowed with all manner of costuming, masks, and props; the tools of the trade for the story merchant. They played a crucial part in the restoration of literacy and learning throughout Western Europe in the medieval dark ages, performing Miracle, Mystery and Morality plays about the life of Christ, saints, and allegorical stories applying biblical principles in everyday life. For most, this was the only Bible that people of the day had access to—acting out God's Word.
Learn more about the history of Pageant Wagons in Western Civilization and their impact on the world today in the AUDIO STORYTIME PODCAST, When the Pageant Wagon Comes to Town, below:
The PAGEANT WAGON has been the inspiration behind the writing, performance, and speaking programs of Pageant Wagon Productions since 2004, and the language arts tutoring and independent book publishing services of Pageant Wagon Publishing since 2014, featuring the works of Pageant Wagon Publishing founder, Kathryn Ross, as well as other authors.
MEET MISS KATHY
Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning, equipping young and old to develop a Family Literacy Lifestyle—Reading and Writing Together, Learning and Loving Together. She challenges families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them, producing readers and thinkers who can engage the world from a biblical worldview, impacting their sphere of influence. She believes interactive teaching and learning begins in the home as a family—all ages, all at the same time—and seeks to provide instructional and creative tools to the purpose. She has published monthly columns online in RUBY Magazine, Almost An Author, and A Thyme for Writers, and has been featured in the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) Magazine. Check out the Pageant Wagon Publishing Bookshop for more of her original works, plus new books from PWP authors young and old.
As a performance storyteller, Miss Kathy is inspired by the stillness of birdsong, silent reflection, antiques, and teatime. She filters her love of history, classic literature, and the arts through God’s Word, to inform her words. An engaging personality with a splash of old-world elegance, topped off with a vintage hat, distinguishes her captivating stage presence. Timeless truths leap from the page and podium as she ministers literacy and Christian living principles in schools, churches, libraries, women’s groups, community events, retreats, and conferences. She inspires young and old to pursue God’s goodness and beauty in their lives through a love of God, literature, and learning.
Language Arts Tutor & Homeschool Consultant
Trained in Principle Approach® Education through the Foundation for American Christian Education, Miss Kathy previously taught in Christian and home school settings. Drawing from this, plus years of theatrical experience and her passion for the written and spoken word, she privately tutors homeschool students in grammar, composition and language arts, incorporating aspects of classic literature, history, and Bible. Her experience in teaching spans 30 years--an invaluable asset as a consultant to homeschool families seeking curriculum and organizational coaching.
Pageant Wagon Publishing Young Authors Collective
Creative students, ages 8 through 18, cement their communication skills as part of the Pageant Wagon Publishing Young Authors Collective. Miss Kathy shepherds youngsters in the brainstorming of a book idea, through to the writing, editing, illustrating, publishing, and marketing of a book. Contact Miss Kathy for a phone consult to discuss your child's skill level to determine is they are ready for this exciting and unique approach to mastering language arts and composition.
Book Shepherd and Independent Publisher
Miss Kathy is the author/owner of Pageant Wagon Publishing and Book Shepherding Services. She produces her own inspirational works for multi-generational readers and provides a full range of writing, editing, design, publishing, and consulting services to authors seeking publication. Independent publishing is a growing alternative to traditional house publishing, allowing the author greater freedom in design and molding of their vision. Contact Miss Kathy for a phone consult to discuss your book project needs and budget.