Tag: classic

L. M. Montgomery

When I choose books to review on this blog, I find that there are some authors who have won my heart so thoroughly that I can’t decide which of their books to review first. These are the […]

A Little Princess | Frances Hodgson Burnett

I love adventure stories. I love swashbuckling stories, and tales of the under dog, fighting against the odds. I love Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson. I really do. And yet, I can’t help but notice […]

The Children’s Book of Virtues | William J. Bennett

“What do you need for the baby?” I found that question hard to answer when I was pregnant with our third daughter. No baby toys; no bibs; no onesies. We had all of those in the […]

Treasures of the Snow | Patricia St. John

I suppose there are other authors out there who can work the entire Gospel seamlessly into a book without employing allegory or constricting either the characters or the plot, but I have yet to encounter […]

Madeleine L’Engle

In response to the question, “What is today?”, please select one of the following: a) your birthday b) Daylight Savings c) the first anniversary of Little Book, Big Story If you selected a), happy birthday! I […]

Eight Cousins | Louisa May Alcott

One of  the quirks about having only daughters is that, unless you happen to have a pack of boy cousins handy, your girls might find the behavior of boys a bit shocking. You see, our […]

Emily of New Moon | L. M. Montgomery

At thirteen, I wrote rhymed poetry and plucked away at my Stratocaster. Emily Byrd Starr wrote rhymed poetry and wandered the woodlands of Prince Edward Island, naming trees and adventuring through gardens and fields. I […]

The Princess and the Goblin | George MacDonald

One of my preferred methods for finding new authors involves reading the footnotes of my favorite books. This is spectacularly nerdy, I know, but sometimes there are gems tucked away in that tiny print, little […]

The Little House Books | Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Bennetts. The Marches. The de Luces. The Rosenburgs. What do these families have in common? All have been blessed with a wealth of daughters! A few weeks ago, we learned that we’re expecting our […]

The Book of Virtues | William J. Bennett

Based on the title alone, one might assume that The Book of Virtues is a dusty, half-forgotten classic chock full of words like “assuage.” But one would be sorely mistaken. The Book of Virtues was published […]