Monday, May 30, 2011

Review: Grandma's Attic and More Stories from Grandma's Attic

Any of you remember reading these books as tweens? I loved the In Grandma's Attic books, but my one complaint is that the print was so small I haven't been able to interest my ten year old in them.

These new editions take care of that issue, by making these wonderful short stories easy-to-read.  And engaging illustrations have been added to several of the stories in each book.  Each short story tells of an event in Arleta's grandmother's life. Everything from a hoop skirt to a quilt or a button serve as the launching point for a story that illustrates an important life truth.

These short chapters are easy for young readers to enjoy. But the content is great for any age. If you like Little House on the Prairie, you will equally enjoy these books.

 Synopsis: Remember when you were a child--when all the world was new, and the  smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembers: the  funny wearable wire contraption hidden in the dusty attic, the  century-old schoolchild's slate that belonged to Grandma, an ancient  trunk filled with quilt pieces--each with its own special story--and the  button basket, a miracle of mysteries. And best of all was the  remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the  past alive as only a born storyteller could.

Here are those  marvelous tales--faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old  alike, a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps  richer; when the treasures of family life and love were passed from  generation to generation by a child's questions, and the legends that  followed enlarged our faith. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Part of the  bestselling Grandma’s Attic series, these charming tales—updated with  delightful new illustrations—will whisk you away to another time and  place. And you’ll find something worth far more than any treasure or  keepsake…timeless lessons of life and faith!

1 comment:

apple blossom said...

I loved these books as a kid.


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