David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
As an avid reader of historical fiction forever and a 7 year old who gulped down the Little House books this series sounded like it would be just right not only for my inner child who still nourishes a taste for Laura Ingalls but for those other little girls out there still growing up in a modern world that forgets life lessons from prior centuries still apply and the timeless values that are pushed aside by our hurry, scurry pace.
If you have a 5 or 6 or 7 year old granddaughter, niece, cousin, daughter, friend or whoever she may be on up to 10 or 12 years old that you have already introduced the Little House books or plan to do so when their reading tastes or being read to tastes allow for that format then you are in luck. These books are not Little House on the Prairie but for girls and women who dream of life in centuries past, these books can provide a step into the world of chapter books and historical fiction with large print and chapters/stories that only span a few pages. These editions have been graced by several line drawing illustrations as well. Even better Grandma Mabel’s stories of when she was young teach life lessons and promote values and faith that modern life has overrun with the frantic daily pace. I wish I had a young girl old enough that I could share some of my old and new favorite books with but that will be a few years coming just yet since I don’t really remember much that I enjoyed before age 8 or 9 even where books are concerned.
Be sure and share Grandma’s Attic with the girls in your life who love or have loved Little House on the Prairie or if you want to nurture a fascination with history in a context that is appropriate and clean of modern “scum”. (ISBN#9780781403795 & 9780781403801, 144pp/ea, $6.99/ea)
Click the covers for more info and to purchase a copy of In Grandma’s Attic and More Stories from Grandma’s Attic. Don’t forget to drop back by in a few days for a preview of these two books (April 26) when FIRST WildCard is featuring excerpts. Read the excerpts. Thanks to Karen Davis and TBB Media for review copies.