This was a cute book! It was funny and light-hearted with bits of real life scattered throughout. And who knew that in 1863 someone actually did drive 500 turkeys from Missouri to Denver!
I was as excited as the girls to finish this book, and every school morning started out with me reading to them while they ate breakfast. And reading, and reading and reading…
I intended to read this as a stand-alone “fun” book for Columbus Day, since we’re studying Ancient History right now. This was my mistake as the girls were bothered by what they learned about him…All that to say, while I thought the book was a good read and well written, it’s not one that I would take lightly.
I actually enjoyed the story even though the plot was pretty far-fetched. I especially found the glimpse into the world of publishing interesting, and I found myself appreciating the bits and pieces of life as seen through Natalie’s mother’s eyes.
First of all, this is one of the few chapter books we’ve read (as a family of GIRLS!) that I think would really appeal to boys. It’s a book about boys and fighting (well, okay, kite fighting, but still).
What an excellent first witness and introduction to Jesus this book makes! Although I want to keep our copy for Little May to read when she’s older, I may pass it on long before then. It’s that good.
The Secret Garden has become a classic that every woman I know has read and loved. I received a beautifully illustrated book for Christmas one year as a child, and it became a special Mom and Me time of bonding as we read the book and studied the pictures.