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Relates the further adventures of a young girl growing up during the late 19th century on a farm in Michigan.
Posted February 13, 2014
Posted May 27, 2011
In the second book, More Stories From Grandma's Attic, the journey continues with the much loved series. In this one, we learned about an old slate, a heart-shaped locket, a rusty trunk and a misspelled sampler. What happens when a pig wears doll clothes? How did Mama escape the cellar when Pa accidentally locked her in? And what exactly was stuffed inside the doll that Grandma found?
I received these books compliments of B & B Media Group for my honest review and LOVED this series. Much like Little House on The Prairie books, this series takes the readers along with a unique blend of story telling when the granddaughter finds objects in the attic and grandma begin to weave the story that lies behind each one. Much like my own children do when they visit with their grandparents this is such a beautiful and heart-warming series, I can't wait for my daughter to read the rest. In each story there is a lesson to be taught and one our children can relate to.
This series is available on paperback and for your favorite eReader, and rates a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. These books are perfect for children ages 5 and up!
Posted May 18, 2011
Remember listening to your grandma spin stories about growing up? Well, the author is back with another fun assortment of engaging stories.
These wonderful short stories are easy-to-read and engaging illustrations have been added to several of the stories in each book, making them come to life. Each short story tells of an event in Arleta's grandmother's life. Everything from a kitten to knitting or a stranger 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.
Posted May 8, 2011
Arleta's grandmother, Mabel, has a story for almost everything. Her house is full of memories Arleta loves hearing about. Stories about a pair of gray shoes she wanted when she was little or when she lost the cart or when she used her brother's rifle. She tells stories of her and her best friend, Sarah Jane, and her older brothers Roy and Reuben. Most of the stories tell of Mabel learning a particular lesson.the hard way. She decides that one day she doesn't want to have to do chores any longer. Her mother lets have the next day "off" - no responsibilities. It takes Mabel until lunch time the following day to realize having nothing to do can quickly become boring. She tells her mother she wants to help with chores once more and starts by shelling peas for dinner. All of the stories leave you with a nugget of truth wrapped in a humorous package.
I read this book when I was little so to be able to read the stories again was fun. I didn't remember all of the stories but some I did and I couldn't help but smile when reading them again. I love how it's written on a level for younger children but older children and adults can enjoy it just as easily. It's a reminder of a simpler time when people weren't so busy and it's definitely one of my favorite books from my childhood.
Posted April 26, 2011
This is the second book in this delightful series. I absolutely loved this book. It gives great messages on life to children [adults], the family shows a great faith in the Lord.
Think one of my favorite stories, and my Grandson's too is Mrs Carter's Fright. When I was reading this to Alex, my Grandson, he ended up rolling on the floor with laughter.
If I could have a meeting with some one living or dead in the literary field it would be Arleta Richardson. She has enriched my life with these wonderful books, in fact my cat is named Sarah Jane...after Mable's best friend!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from of B & B Media Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Posted April 1, 2011
Mable and her friend Sarah Jane as they find themselves in one scrape after another! I find so many of the little stories in both books that are related to myself and my niece Gail as we were growing together. We were in my own Mama's attic since I was a very late baby and had a niece about the same age. When I was reading these books I just lay in my bed and laughed and said "oh yeah" we did that. I am now a great-grandmother but like to read these books to my little grandchildren and tell them "you Mama T did that" it is so very hard for them to believe that I was ever that young.
The entire Grandma's Attic Series I believe would be a set of books that you will pass on down so they can be kept and read to all your ancestors. I have only read these two and to tell the truth had never head of them before. But not that I have I want to get the other books in the series, I relate to so much.
I am so thankful to B and B Group for sending me these two books for my review.
Posted March 23, 2000
Posted June 13, 2012
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