Vintage Proulx- well researched. Recommend reading with Zydeco, French/Basque, Spanish, ethnic Klesmer or other music playing! A really good vehicle for visiting all the refugees/immigrants to and in America and just who is an American! An essay in many acts on Love, Luck, and Life. and the dance played on.......It is a bit dark for those wishing to avoid darkness.
Gosh- I'm hooked already and only a quarter of the way into it! I've attended lectures by Mark Plotkin and read his book, Shaman's Apprentice. I am a forestry consultant and have attended Tom Brown, Jr's Tracking School. This is a must read for you adventures out there. (armchair and/or out of doors).
I bought this for my grandson whose new sister Jia is still waiting for him in China. She'll be home in the next few weeks with his parents who will travel to China to adopt her. This is a classic book for all young children expecting to become big sisters or big brothers.
Ah too bad this is the last in this exciting series but my friend who bought me the first book just told me about Nicolo. Hooray. While I was waiting for it I read the King Hearafter. Excellent "prequel" to the Lymond series.
Another valuable good ideas book from the incomprable Goldbecks. My children were provided for using the Goldbecks' Supermarket Handbook. Now we and they and our grandchildren to live more gently using this re-use resource.
Great follow on to book one. Can't wait to read book 3! Have to buy it but I'll share it when I'm done.
Reading this series is a huge addition to my enjoyment of the season episodes which I have been watching via Net Flix.
This classic like many others written in the 1950's was deaccessioned by a library. Their copy was twenty years old.
The children lived on a farm in NH and did CHORES. Nate's hen laid an ENORMOUSE egg and the hilarity and plot take off. When I read this aloud to MY kids in the 1980's they loved it and it was their first civics lesson. Kids CAN and DO write their representatives and affect policy in Washington! They can donate and solicit funds for projects they care about. And the more unusual or rare something is the more we need to pay attention and try to learn from it. Despite the party line telephone this is a very contemporary book!