Thursday, June 9, 2011

Book Review: Stories From Grandma's Attic

In Grandma's Attic and More Stories From Grandma's Attic are two new books by Arleta Richardson. They are told from the author's own memories of her grandmother's stories about growing up on a 19th century farm. Both books would be excellent to have around for a go-to read aloud. The stories are fairly short - ideal for a 1 -2 minute bedtime story. They are a lot of fun and teach excellent lessons as well.

My kids loved these books, they particularly liked that they are actually true! These stories remind me of my own childhood and they should also remind us of the importance of passing down our own struggles and adventures to the next generation! Since the stories are about the adventures of the grandmother, the books are geared toward girls of all ages, but boys would enjoy them as well.

Remember when you were a child, when the entire world was new, and the smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembered: 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. But best of all she remembered her remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could.

So step inside the attic of Richardson’s grandmother. These stories will keep you laughing while teaching you valuable lessons. These marvelous tales faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old alike are a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps richer, and 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. The author is due to release 2 more additional books in this series soon!

Both books are available by David C. Cook and sell for $6.99. Each book has about 10-15 short stories, 144 pages.

These books were provided by David C. Cook and B&B Media for the purposes of review only.

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