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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

Count this as the only Louisa May Alcott I've ever read. Even as a child, I was never one for fiction (beyond the Baby-Sitters Club). I told someone awhile back that I went from Dick and Jane to the Baby-Sitters Club to Audubon Field Guides. My favorite book at the elementary school library was a thick volume on trees. I do get the feeling that this will change as the years pass and I look for more books to share with my children, as much as they really love the Little House books.  All that aside, here's a sweet historical book with all the right elements--a large family, a big meal to cook, an oncoming snowstorm, a house full of provisions, many willing hands, a few mishaps, and a happy ending.

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( 8 trees — Plant a Forest )
Nov. 24th, 2016 11:40 pm (UTC)
That book looks so delightful! Although it looks like something my kids won't like, but I would.
Nov. 24th, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
And just look at those spinning wheels!
Nov. 25th, 2016 12:41 am (UTC)
I KNOW! I had to get a picture of the walking wheel. I need one for my front porch, when I have my Waldorf kindergarten. ;-)

They might like the book--the children mess up a good portion of the special meal and there's someone dressed as a bear. It appeals to the silly side of children, just a little.
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Nov. 26th, 2016 10:43 am (UTC)
It's a little hard to find, but it's worth it. :-)

I got the yarn yesterday! How soft and pretty it is! I will make myself something--I'll have to think carefully about it. Thank you! I never buy things like that for me. It's so luxurious.
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Nov. 26th, 2016 12:13 am (UTC)
This looks good! I didn't know about this story, let alone an illustrated edition - thanks for sharing! I was a big Louisa May Alcott fan in my youth, and so was Fiona. We expect Elizabeth to follow suit! - Stacey
Nov. 26th, 2016 10:44 am (UTC)
This book is really sweet and has all those perfect historical elements. :-)
( 8 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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