Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Grandma's Attic and More From Grandma's Attic: A Book Review

About In Grandma's Attic:


Pieces of Magic

Remember when you were a child—when all the world was new, and the smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembers: the funny wearable wire contraption hidden in the dusty attic, the century-old schoolchild's slate that belonged to Grandma, an ancient trunk filled with quilt pieces—each with its own special story—and the button basket, a miracle of mysteries. And best of all was the remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could.

Here are those marvelous tales—faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old alike, a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps richer; when the treasures of family life and love were passed from generation to generation by a child's questions...and the legends that followed enlarged our faith.

Gifted storyteller Arleta Richardson grew up an only child in Chicago, living in a hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan. Under the care of her maternal grandmother, she listened for hours as her grandmother told stories from her own childhood. With unusual recall, Arleta began to write these stories for an audience that now numbers over 2 million. "My grandmother would be amazed to know her stories have gone around the world," Arleta says

About More Stories From Grandma's Attic:

Stories to Love, Laugh, and Live By

If you are young enough to love a story—and just about everyone is—here are more stories from Grandma's attic. Magical pieces of a day gone by . . . told by that natural storyteller of all loving families—Grandma, the one who never forgets the fun and laughter of a simpler, perhaps richer time.

Stories of an old rag doll that seems to come alive . . . of a newborn goat dancing stiff-legged in the old farm kitchen . . . and of a faith that gives life meaning.

Here are those marvelous tales—faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old alike, a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps richer; when the treasures of family life and love were passed from generation to generation by a child's questions . . . and the legends that followed enlarged our faith.

About The Author:

Arleta Richardson is a gifted storyteller who grew up as an only child in Chicago, living in a hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan. Under the care of her maternal grandmother, she listened for hours as her grandmother told stories from her won childhood. Arleta captured these stories for the "Grandma's Attic" series which now has an audience of over two million readers!

My Review:

Do you have a little girl in your home that is starting her journey into chapter books? If you do, I am so excited to share these two wonderful books from Arleta Richardson.


Both of these books will teach your child many character education lessons all while following the characters through some very interesting adventures. Along the way each character learns valuable lessons and each of these are taught to the reader. Each story is only 4-6 pages, perfect for a new reader of chapter books, and for adults to read to non-readers (Kindergarten and up) for a perfect addition to a bedtime routine.


Written in a very easy to read manner and beautiful illustrations, both of the above books from Arleta Richardson will be perfect for summer reading for, and with, your children. If you are fans of the Little House On The Prairie Series you will immensely enjoy the Grandma's Attic Series of books as well. In Grandma's Attic and More Stories From Grandma's Attic (books one and two) are available now, with books three and four (Still More Stories and Treasures From Grandma's Attic) are due to release in July.


I highly recommend these books and give them a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: Both Grandma's Attic and More Stories From Grandma's Attic are available from David C. Cook, as well as from your local Christian bookseller.

***I received a complimentary copy of each of the above books, courtesy of The B and B Media Group and David C. Cook, for the purpose 

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