Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I have mangled all the Swedish names for 2 books now, but I think maybe ....garten means street. But looking it up it seems to be garden. Puzzled.
Just found on Wikipedia a list of characters expanded. Wish I had had it by my side while reading.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have been asked to talk to the Junior Book Club at the local library next week. The importance of reading, etc. Right now the plan is to share my favorite book when I was a fifth grader. Half Magic by Edgar Eager.
Published in 1954, but set probably in the 1930's, it belonged to my friend Suzanne who lived 2 houses away from me. I remember borrowing it to read several different times. The first chapter which introduces the children has several pages about libraries and reading. This will be my starting place with the Junior Book Club.
Thank you, Nancy, for the invitation. It will make not starting school less traumatic this first year of my retirement. When you have done something each August for over 50 years I expect some adjustments when they start and I don't.
Grab a copy of Half Magic and read it to your kids!