Randy Fishell Collection

Chef Al Denté

Pasta is his passion! Who knows what dish the good chef will cook up next? Series E, 4 of 4. Others in series: Soybean Gene, Eaton Greene, Potluck Patty

Rocky Chorderman

This musician looks a little strung-out, but that's only because he practices so much on his electric guitar. Series K, 1 of 4. Others in series: Jazzmyn Reed, Rhymin' Simon, Joy Singh

Rhymin’ Simon

At home or on the streets, Simon has the funky beats. He has a natural gift for rhyme, something he does all the time. Series K, 3 of 4. Others in series: Rocky Chorderman, Jazzmyn Reed, Joy Singh

Appaloosa Luci

Here's a fun-loving equestrian who's a perfect match for her horse. Who knows where they're headed next! Series H, 3 of 4. Others in series: Nurse Payne, Judge Prudence Law

Eaton Greene

Sometimes obsessive about his vegan diet, Eaton is on a mission to share the facts about fruits and veggies with anybody who will listen! Series E, 2 of 4. Others in series: Soybean Gene, Potluck Patty, Chef Al Denté

Baby-Faith Nelson

This little cutie doesn't know much about God yet but is eager to learn! Series G, 3 of 4. Others in series: Secret Giver, Gentle Yentel, Pastor Wordsworth

Chaplain Charlie

This pastor-turned-military chaplain shows soldiers how God can strengthen them in all circumstances. Series A, 4 of 4. Others in series: Amazing Grace, Mission Plane Jane, Faith Hopenlove

Nurse Payne

Talk about a big shot! Don't poke fun at Nurse Payne or she just might poke you back! Series H, 1 of 4. Others in series: Judge Prudence Law, Appaloosa Luci

Mission Plane Jane

This energetic and mission-minded pilot is ready to take off when you are! Series A, 2 of 4. Others in series: Amazing Grace, Faith Hopenlove, Chaplain Charlie

Soybean Gene

Gene's unfortunate head shape causes natural food stores to ask about renting him for promotional purposes. Some people even want to cook him, which is in very bad taste. Series E, 1 of 4. Others in series: Eaton Greene, Chef Al Denté, Potluck Patty

Branch Forrester

Still single, this public servant thinks a great date involves a walk in the woods—to count invasive insects. Series M, 2 of 4. Others in series: Jack Hammer, Booker Sayles, Vance Strongarm

Joy Singh

Joy is so happy about her friendship with Jesus that she wants everyone to take note! Series K, 4 of 4. Others in series: Rocky Chorderman, Jazzmyn Reed, Rhymin' Simon

Booker Sayles

In his store or door-to-door, Booker has lots of reading material to spend your allowance on! Series M, 3 of 4. Others in series: Jack Hammer, Branch Forrester, Vance Strongarm

Big Mean Eugene

So far, this huge bully has yet to outgrow his meanness. Maybe that's because he hasn't met Jesus. Series B, 1 of 4. Others in series: Richard M. Bezzle, Handy Mann, Hench Mann

Baby-Faith Nelson

This little cutie doesn't know much about God yet but is eager to learn! Series G, 3 of 4. Others in series: Secret Giver, Gentle Yentel, Pastor Wordsworth

Appaloosa Luci

Here's a fun-loving equestrian who's a perfect match for her horse. Who knows where they're headed next! Series H, 3 of 4. Others in series: Nurse Payne, Judge Prudence Law

Amazing Grace

Grace always thinks before she speaks—and it often involves saying something nice about someone. Series A, 1 of 4. Others in series: Mission Plane Jane, Faith Hopenlove, Chaplain Charlie

Curly Q

He hates his hair, but what's there is there. He's about to straighten things out, though! Series N, 2 of 4. Others in series: Layton Doolittle, Louden Rood

Jollie Ollie

From bigspins to kickflips, Ollie knows all the tricks of the skateboarding trade. (That doesn't mean he can perform them all, of course, but he's trying!) Series D, 3 of 4. Others in series: Courtney Palmer, Duncan Hooper, Jim Nast

Clementine Grove

Clementine juggles school and church with her late-afternoon job at the family citrus orchard. Series J, 2 of 4. Others in series: Max Cutter

Amazing Grace

Grace always thinks before she speaks—and it often involves saying something nice about someone. Series A, 1 of 4. Others in series: Mission Plane Jane, Faith Hopenlove, Chaplain Charlie

Amazing Grace

Grace always thinks before she speaks—and it often involves saying something nice about someone. Series A, 1 of 4. Others in series: Mission Plane Jane, Faith Hopenlove, Chaplain Charlie

Junior Reeder: Special Guide 70th Anniversary Thumbuddy

Junior is the younger brother of Thumbuddy Ima Reeder. When they got copies of the first Junior Guide, as it was called in 1953, they thought the magazine was "peachy keen"! Series P, 1 of 4. Others in series: Ima Reeder

Secret Giver

He knows firsthand how much more fun it is to give than to receive! (But don't ask his real name—that's a secret too!) Series G, 1 of 4. Others in series: Gentle Yentel, Baby-Faith Nelson, Pastor Wordsworth

Jazzmyn Reed

The school band was never the same after this saxophone player blew into town! Series K, 2 of 4. Others in series: Rocky Chorderman, Rhymin' Simon, Joy Singh

Jack Hammer

A concrete thinker, Jack is always ready to shake things up! Series M, 1 of 4. Others in series: Branch Forrester, Booker Sayles, Vance Strongarm

Joy Singh

Joy is so happy about her friendship with Jesus that she wants everyone to take note! Series K, 4 of 4. Others in series: Rocky Chorderman, Jazzmyn Reed, Rhymin' Simon

Jim Nast

Jim hopes to someday write an inspirational book for teens called "How to Live a Well-Balanced Life." Series D, 4 of 4. Others in series: Courtney Palmer, Duncan Hooper, Jolly Ollie

Layton Doolittle

When it comes to work, he's never on time and always stops before he starts. Series N, 1 of 4. Others in series: Curly Q, Louden Rood

Secret Giver

He knows firsthand how much more fun it is to give than to receive! (But don't ask his real name—that's a secret too!) Series G, 1 of 4. Others in series: Gentle Yentel, Baby-Faith Nelson, Pastor Wordsworth

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