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The Friendship Doll

From the author of Hattie Big Sky, Kirby Larson weaves a brilliant tale about a beautifully created Japanese doll, Miss Kanagawa. Crafted by Master dollmaker Tatsuhiko, Miss Kanagawa was commissioned to be an ambassador of friendship between Japan and the United States. This part of the story is actually based on fact. 58 dolls in… Read More The Friendship Doll

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Wee Gillis

The two gentlemen who wrote and illustrated one of our all time faovrite books “Story of Ferdinand, Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, have also penned one of our new faovrites “Wee Gillis”. Back in print after 20 years, I picked this up in N.Y.C. while I was at Book Expo America. The green cover caught… Read More Wee Gillis

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Project Mulberry

I was walking in the yard the other day and discovered that some how we have a volunteer mulberry tree. Well it’s just huge and it’s growing mulberries. For someone who walks their yard everyday I don’t really know how I missed this but I did. As the family began picking Mulberries, we were reminded… Read More Project Mulberry

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The World of Mary Poppins

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… Read More The World of Mary Poppins