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Irene Hunt – Across Five Aprils

Irene Hunt – Across Five Aprils
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Across Five Aprils is a very good book about a boy’s “coming of age” during the Civil War. It tells about how the war affected him, his family, and everyone around him.

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Horatio Alger Jr. – Paul Prescott’s Charge

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Paul Prescott’s Charge tells the story of a young boy who is orphaned and his struggles to pay off a debt that his father left behind.

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Find a free eBook of Paul Prescott’s Charge here:  http://manybooks.net/titles/algerhoretext95presc10.html

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A. A. Milne – The House at Pooh Corner

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The House at Pooh Corner is the kind of book that the more you read it the better it gets! Adults and children alike will enjoy this classic.

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G. K. Chesterton –Trees of Pride

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Trees of Pride is the first book I have ever read by G. K. Chesterton and it will definitely not be the last.  I really enjoyed the way he wrote and his great dry sense of humor.  The start of the book was a slightly challenging read but it got easier the more I got into the book.

“’Ill weeds grow apace,’ observed the gardener. ‘Weeds can grow as houses when somebody plants them.’ Then he added:  ‘Him that sowed tare in the Bible, Squire.’”

Matt 13:25 – But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. (KJV)

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Find a free eBook of Trees of Pride here:  http://manybooks.net/titles/chestertetext99trprd10.html

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Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Ginger Pye was a great book with a good dry sense of humour as in Rachel’s “unreasonable reasonableness” and Jerry’s statement “Yes. He’s purebred, part fox terrier and part collie. There may also be a little bull in him too,”.  Although originally published in the 1950’s, this book is an engaging book that children of all ages will enjoy.

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Just a funny note:  Both of my oldest children have spent lots of time reading old books particularly of the British type.  Notice how my daughter spelled humor?  Humour, the British way.   I don’t bother correcting that issue.  I read British books when young also and was always in trouble for writing grey instead of gray.  🙁


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Armstrong Sperry – Call It Courage

Armstrong Sperry – Call It Courage

“It happened many years ago, before the traders and missionaries first came into the South Seas, while the Polynesians were still great in numbers and fierce of heart. But even today sing this story in their chants and tell it over the evening fires. It is the story of Mafatu, the Boy Who Was Afraid”

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Elizabeth George Speare – The Sign of the Beaver

Elizabeth George Speare – The Sign of the Beaver

Left alone to guard the family’s wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.[1]

The Sign of the Beaver is a great book! It is very similar to My Side of the Mountain although I enjoyed Speare’s book even more.


[1] Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Summary

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Patricia MacLachlan – Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan – Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall is a simply beautiful story told from a child’s point of view about her widowed father, her brother, and Sarah Wheaton, who comes to share their life.

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