What would you think if I told you that the author Pamela Lyndon Travers or PLT, as she was referred to, modeled many of the characters of her book, Mary Poppins after her family? Can you imagine meeting somebody like Mary Poppins? If you were to ask her, the author, that is, she would just tell you that she […]
I don’t want you to miss this opportunity. Jan Brett is looking for Facebook friends. If you add her, your name will be put in a drawing for a school or library visit. It’s good through April 2nd. Let me know if you win. That would be so cool.
On my other blog "A Place Like This", I was talking about our Martin Goose celebration. I can never thing of Martimas or Martin Goose without remembering another young boy who had a run in with a goose. One of my favorite books is "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" by Selma Lagerlöf. When Selma Lagerlöf […]
As I'm sifting and creating the Tom Sawyer book adventure for "Jump Into A Book", I've found myself laughing,loving, and living inside the pages of this Mark Twain masterpiece and above all else classic piece of american literature. Oftentimes I've thought of Mark Twain as the same thing as Tom Saywer but when I really started […]
Last fall I had the pleasure of visiting the childhood home of Astrid Lindgren in Sweden. Getting to see where the author of Pippi Longstockings, Mio my Mio, and the Brother's Lionheart, lived and grew up was almost verging on a pilgrimage for me. The center and heart of Astrid Lindgren's world was the re […]
Virginia Lee Burton's name may bring to mind a well loved steam shovel and his friend Mike Mulligan, a sweet little house, and a snow plow named Katy, but recently we have stumbled onto two other Virginia Lee Burton books that we just had to share. The Song of Robin Hood is a collection of […]
While I was in Savannah,Georgia recently I discovered a place called the "Pirate's House". Once an inn and now a restaurant, I had to go in to see for myself. Hanging on the walls in the Captain's Room and The Treasure Room are frames containing pages from an early, very rare edition of the book […]