In Grandma's Attic

In Grandma's Attic


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In Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson, Patrice Barton

 A young girl delights in her grandmother’s stories of days gone by, sparked by keepsakes and simple questions, Grandma shares marvelous stories of mischief , discovery, and laughter, such as the time she accidentally lost the family buggy.
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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781403795
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Series: Grandma's Attic Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 326,570
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

The late Arleta Richardson grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. There, her storyteller grandmother recounted memories of her childhood. Arleta retells those tales vividly, stories that have now reached more than two million people around the world.

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In Grandma's Attic 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
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.
terri14560 More than 1 year ago
I read a chapter a night- not beecause they were long but to savor them slowly. I will read this into a delightful past, lessons learned and family treasures!
victoria_reads More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely delighted to see this book again...I read it over and over again as a little girl (46 now). It's one of those books you don't forget. Looking forward to re-reading it as an adult.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it when my mom used to read this book to me. It is full of excitement!
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
As a little girl Arleta never would have guessed what her grandma was up to when she was her age. That is, until she discovered the secrets hidden in her grandma's attic. Everything she found sparked a tale of Grandma's life in simpler times and a life lesson her grandma had learned. A quilt square reminded her grandma to avoid pride. A shoe button inspired a story about honesty. And what was that wire thing Grandma wore? But the most amazing thing Arleta discovered? Grandma had been a little girl just like she was, trying to be good but often getting into trouble, sometimes without even meaning to! Filled with fun and laughter, Grandma's stories will whisk you away to another time and place. In the first book of Grandma's Attic Series, In Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson, the reader is taken back to the joys and treasures that await a tale of an adventurous life that her grandma couldn't wait to share. Within each object lies a story from the cloth squares that hold a special memory bound up in each one, to an interesting button basket she acquired from an Indian one bleak winter's day. My favorite was Pa and the Dishwater and the fun adventures that happen when a little girl would rather play on a hot day than do her chores. Learn what happened and what she learned in the process. Great conversation starters for us to have with our children to inquire what they would do in these situations! 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!
kittycrochettwo More than 1 year ago
While these books are reprints of books that were orginally printed back in the 1974, I somehow missed them growing up, but I am so glad that I had the chance to read them now. I consider them timeless classics that will certainly appeal to many, and should be on every little girls bookshelf. While the stories that grandma shares with her grand daughter are fun to read they are also educational, and provide the reader with little life lessons. The illustrations peppered throughout the book are cute and will capture the imagination of the young reader. These books would make a perfect gift for young readers, but I think anyone who likes to reminisce about the "Good Old Days" will certainly enjoy these books.
ReviewsByMolly More than 1 year ago
Imagine my excited surprise when I got these sweet and adorable books! Now, why on earth would I be EXCITED about children's books???? I thought you might ask that. So here's why. This year I am turning the big 3-0. Yep, I'm THREE decades old this year. But, about 21 years ago, I went to a yard sale with my mom and grandma, and purchase this really SWEET little book for 25 CENTS! It was entitled In Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson, published in 1974. It was really falling apart but it was such a sweet little book and I was really getting into the reading thing so I added it to my mom and grandma's purchases from this yard sale. I still have that book. It was sitting on my bookshelf when I got these two. I didn't put the connection to it until I started reading these sweet books, and things started sounding familiar and coming back to me (gosh, I sound like I have amnesia---that's because I read this book TWENTY ONE years ago!). I went and got the falling apart book and compared it....sure enough, it's the SAME book, just broken down into more than one book! I was so happy, because this was one of my FAVORITE books growing up, to pull of the shelf and read. It took me back to my grandma's house and made me feel like I was up in her attic (yep, she's got an attic quite similar to the one from these stories!). So, now I am the proud owner of David C. Cook's ORIGINAL 1974 publication of In Grandma's Attic AND the 2011 re-publication of In Grandma's Attic series, books 1 and 2. Now that I have that little story out of the way, I will tell you that these sweet stories are PERFECT for all those young readers out there. They take the children on a trip to grandma's house and some make you laugh out loud too :-). These are the kinds of stories I wish were made for all the kids now a days instead of the Twilight books. I definitely recommend these books for all the children (and, I recommend it to all the adults out there who like to read stories like this----they're warm and inviting and bring back memories!) out there who love to read. Five stars and high praises to Arleta Richardson!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book. When you read it the bookmakes you feel like you are in the setting where the book takes place. My favorite story from the first book was how grandma as a young lady had to do the dishes and when ma left her friend came over to see if she could play dolls with her outside so she put the dishes in the cellar and went outside with her friend. Since today is Thanksgiving I'm thankful for ARLETA RICHARDSON and her books about the Grandmas attic series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 9 year-old daughter and I enjoyed this book so much. The stories are a great opener for discussion of Christian values. We also enjoyed discussing how different life was many years ago than it is today. Each story is the perfect length for a bedtime story.
rtwins More than 1 year ago
In Grandma's Attic and More Stories From Grandma's Attic by Arleta Richardson are collections of short stories based on the tales told to her by her grandmother, growing up along the shores of Lake Michigan on their nineteenth century farm. These stores were first published in 1979 and have reached more than two million people around the world. These sweet chapter short stories will remind you of the writings of Laura Ingles Wilder. Arleta and her Grandma Mable will entertain your young readers while providing hidden lessons that you could discuss with your young ones. You may want to use these treasures as a bed or quiet time story book, an oral reader for your middle elementary child, or as a supplement to a history study of this time period. These books are not just for the young but also for the young at heart. The late Arleta Richardson grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. There, her storyteller grandmother recounted memories of her childhood. Arleta retells those tales vividly, stories that have now reached more than two million people around the world.
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
This is such a great little book, I just laughed when I read it, the little stories are based on the things I did and thought when I was a child. I am a great-grandmother but I still love these children's books. Grandma's Attic finds the child in everyone's heart. This book was sent to me by B and B Media for my review
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter (age 8) and sons (ages 5 and 4) can't get enough of the stories in this series. I have a Ph.D. in literary studies, and I love the stories too! Although they place great emphasis on Christian faith, they are told in a non-sentimental and non-preachy way; God's care for the O'Dell family is presented as a simple fact of life, seamlessly interwoven into entertaining stories of childhood mischief. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one book that you won't be able to put down until you've read the last page! Arleta Richardson is a gifted storyteller who draws you right into her books---for a little while you feel like you're back in the 'good old days' growing up with Mabel and her best friend Sarah Jane. She brings humor into the smallest incidences of everyday life on a small farm in the Midwest. I would recommend this book to anyone!
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snidbits More than 1 year ago
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.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
These are some of the most amazing stories for children [adults]. Find yourself transported to the 1800's, cry and mostly laugh with O'Dell's. I've read these to my Grandson when he was younger...he is now 13, and he still talks about them. There are great lessons for all in these books. In this first book there is a lot of stories about Pride. Wait until you read about Mable and Sarah Jane in their hoops! So funny! Then there is the time that Mable wants these beautiful Gray shoes...even though they are to small! Through out the book you can see the love of the Lord, and how the family relies on His Word. 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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