One of Michigan’s best known and most highly commended authors, Christopher Paul Curtis was born and raised in Flint and worked on an assembly line for thirteen years before moving on to other pursuits including college at U of M – Flint. Mr. Curtis worked on the line at GM’s Fisher Body Plant #1 for … Continue reading Michigan Monday – Christopher Paul Curtis
There are so many interesting resources online about Laura Ingalls Wilder that I will not try to incorporate them into the narrative (with one exception); see a list of links at the end of the post. Throughout a good portion of my childhood I read and re-read most of the “Little House” series, Laura Ingalls … Continue reading Sunday Classic for Bookish Kids: The Little House books
To continue the theme of the Sunday Classic review posted yesterday, today’s Michigan author, the prolific and gifted Patricia Polacco, also writes – and illustrates - books for children. I met her in the mid 1990’s when she signed copies of her book Thunder Cake at the big box bookseller for whom I worked at … Continue reading Michigan Monday: Patricia Polacco
I am sharing 20th-Century novels set in Canada – because I love 20th-Century fiction, especially mid-century, especially Canadian. Some may be familiar, some new. Because Wikipedia articles almost always contain spoilers, I am providing Goodreads links and hoping they don’t do the same. Each link contains more links to purchase different editions of the title. … Continue reading Five for Friday – O Canada!
I generally only post kids' books once a week, but I just learned that Audible has made a selection of children's books and classics available for free! See the link below; titles are divided into Little Listeners, Elementary, Tween, Teen, Literary Classics (including Atlas Shrugged, one of my favorite classic novels), Folk and Fairy Tale … Continue reading Lots of Newly Free Audible Books for Bookish Kids and their families
"It was a dark and stormy night." I have an affinity for nearly all sub-genres of midcentury fiction, but my favorite author for that time period is Madeleine L'Engle - and my favorite L'Engle book is A Wrinkle in Time. This post is as much a love letter to the author and her characters, as … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
This is a trick question. For me it's always the book. However, I did recently see the newly-released movie Little Women, and it was much better than I expected. It may have had something to do with the fact that I was the only person in the theater at Sperry's Moviehouse in Holland, MI (https://www.sperrysmoviehouse.com/browsing/), … Continue reading The Book or the Movie?