Classic Summer Reading
I hope you had a great week and weekend. Since we last met here at willowday, my family has been divided: as far south as Florida, as far north as Canada and some of us, between the two. Joining again to compare stories is as fun as the travels, don't you agree? I am so happy to hear from you and hope that you, too, are enjoying a Summer schedule that moves like molasses at times. I'm thankful that I don't have tough press deadlines; only travel pauses, which bring the chance to connect with you.
Top Left: During our Minneapolis visit, we crossed the Mississippi River, while listening to Laura, of Little House on the Prairie on CD, recall how they left the Big Woods to make a Winter ice crossing of this big river for the prairie. This reading gave covered wagon crossings a whole new meaning.
|Left: Make Rock Candy, like Laura's with this recipe and tutorial.|
Right: This is a map, taken in Pepin, at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, of Laura's travels.
At the museum, I read an excerpt from an interview with Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1947. Ingalls Wilder wrote: "although life is much different now, the real things haven't changed. It's still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have, to be happy with the simple pleasures and to be cheerful and to have courage when things go wrong."I appreciate this timeless statement.
What's been on your children's Summer list? Are you reading classics or new? Do you follow reading lists or go to the library? We'd love to hear from you with any tips or suggestions for readers between ages 7-11. Unpacking books are like treasures, when we return.
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