It was one of those quiet, sunny afternoons when nobody wanted Mama Squirrel around...sniff. So she quietly sneaked away and caught the bus downtown to her favourite thrift shop to check out the back book corner.
And came back with a few things. (A bag of books and a pink shirt, all for six dollars.)
(There, now I get to list some finds too.)
Alison Uttley, Tales of Little Grey Rabbit
Cyril Davey, Lady with a Lamp. This is a biography of Florence Nightingale, one of the Stories of Faith and Fame series published by Lutterworth Press, I think in the '50's, although this printing is from the '70's. (I think they must have been common as Sunday School prizes at one time, going by the inscriptions inside them.) We have four others from this series: Elizabeth Fry, Martin Luther, Robert Moffat, and William Carey. The ones we've read are well-written and interesting, and just right for upper-elementary students.
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds, just because I know we are getting to a seed chapter pretty soon in the botany book.
Donald B. Kraybill, The Upside-Down Kingdom. Our own Sunday School teacher recommended this one.
Meindert De Jong, Shadrach. (Illustrated by Maurice Sendak.) About a boy and a rabbit. "A real, live rabbit! A little black rabbit, if possible. In a week, if possible. And this was in the Netherlands." I thought this might be one that Crayons could read to herself.
Gavin Maxwell, The Otter's Tale.
Janice VanCleave, Math for Every Kid. Lots of stuff here for Ponytails.
Walter Buehr, Knights and Castles and Feudal Life. You can't lose with Walter Buehr.
Two books for Mama Squirrel: My Name is Asher Lev (Chaim Potok) and Breathing Lessons (Anne Tyler). Mama Squirrel has read Breathing Lessons before (and watched the movie), but it has been awhile. Her favourite Anne Tyler novels are still Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant and Celestial Navigation...and Saint Maybe. And Ladder of Years.
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