3/28/2011

Grandma's Attic Series (Giveaway info at the end of post)

In Grandma's Attic  Book One
More Stories from Grandma's Attic Book Two
Arleta Richardson
Third Edition 2011
David C. Cook

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Originally published in the 1970's these book are very similar to stories you would read in the Little House on the Prairie books.  They are told from the perspective of a young girl (Arleta) learning about her Grandma Mabel's childhood.  The grandmother tells the Arleta the stories, each one usually based on a character building issue, or a life lesson.  Each book has short little chapters, easy for a child to read and is only 144 pages long. 
Delightful stories that will make you think of your own childhood and that of your parents, and grandparents.  Grandma Mabel was a little girl who seemed to find trouble, and who seemed often to lack a lot of common sense, just the kind of child that other children could relate to.  The stories are quite humorous at times, and other stories are serious, but with a touch of fun in them.  Great life lessons are to be learned from the stories of Grandma Mabel.  I personally loved the quilt stories and the button stories, because my own grandmother and mother made quilts and I love playing with my momma's button box. 
These stories will delight, and give great reading pleasure.  I truly enjoyed them, and was thankful for the chance to review these books.  Each book has 144 pages, $US 6.99 4 stars. 
This book was provided for review purposes only, from B & B Media Group, no payment was received for this review.

Media Release
Playing in Grandma’s Attic

Arleta Richardson’s classic stories reach a new generation of readers
Ever wonder what it was like when your grandmother was a little girl? I did. And I was lucky enough to have a grandma who never forgot the fun and laughter of her childhood years. My trips to Grandma’s old house were my favorite times. I explored the attic and the root cellar, the barn, and the meadow brook—all the places a little girl named Mabel, my grandma, knew and loved. And those stories became mine as Grandma told them to me. From my grandma I learned the meaning of kindness and compassion. I learned how important prayer is, and how rewarding life can be when it is lived for the Lord. All of this was possible because I loved to hear stories as much as Grandma loved to tell them.
Remember when you were a child, when the entire world was new, and the smallest object a thing of wonder? Arleta Richardson remembered: 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. But best of all she remembered her remarkable grandmother who made magic of all she touched, bringing the past alive as only a born storyteller could.
So step inside the attic of Richardson’s grandmother. These stories will keep you laughing while teaching you valuable lessons. These marvelous tales faithfully recalled for the delight of young and old alike are a touchstone to another day when life was simpler, perhaps richer, and 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. These timeless stories were originally released in 1974 and then revised in 1999. They are being re-released with new artwork that will appeal to a new generation of girls. Enjoy all the books in Richardson’s series, starting with these spring releases:
· In Grandma’s Attic (ISBN: 978-0-7814-0379-5/paperback/144 pages/ $6.99/April 2011)
· More Stories from Grandma’s Attic (ISBN: 978-0-7814-0380-1/paperback/144 pages/$6.99/April 2011)
So if you are young enough to appreciate a story—and just about everyone is—come along with Richardson and her grandmother Mabel to a little farm in Michigan and enjoy the laughter and tears that old farmhouse saw so many years ago.

To be entered for a drawing for these books, please leave a comment, with a fond memory of your grandmother.  For an extra entry, become a follower of my blog.  Please make sure to leave seperate comments for each entry.  I will draw a number from the entries for the winner of these books on April 4th

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