We've finished the four new series and they are now available in the store! This includes the individual books, as well as complete series bundle (which can be purchased separately or together in our Family Library Builder).
PLEASE NOTE: Prices will still go up on Thursday, July 15, as per the previous announcement.
Sunshine Series: The Golden Name Day is a little book I picked up in a thrift store and fell in love with it, partly because of its Scandinavian culture (I’m pure Swedish), and partly because the story is just so sweet and so WEH-ish. It was up for the Newbery award the year it was published, but lost to Carry On Mr. Bowditch. After some research, I found the text has fallen into the public domain, but unfortunately the Garth Williams illustrations are under copyright restriction, so I can’t share the pictures. But it’s so descriptive, it won’t be hard to paint your own pictures. It’s a great story to start your year, leading into the Month 1 topic that includes Sweden. You will also find an audio recording in BelMonde I made quite awhile ago. The second book in this volume is a favorite—Heidi—another little girl who finds joy in simple things.
My America Story Book: America in Review. While you have been picking up pieces of stories and introductions to the men and women of our history, this final volume will pull it all together in a narrative flow. I chose a book written by Elbridge Brooks who also wrote True Stories of Christopher Columbus, The True Story of Lafayette, and the True Story of U.S. Grant, which are all found in the Freedom Series. The story ends a hundred years ago—when public domain runs out. You’ll need to fill in the next chapters.
Our Little Cousins takes us to the ancient land of India and the Hindus, which concludes all the little Cousins and Twins books we could find to republish. Although it’s not a Little Cousins books, we also included a story of Kari, the Elephant which I think your young children will enjoy.
Finally, the World Freedom Series takes you back to where we started. Charles Coffin wrote a sequel to The Story of Liberty called Old Times in the Colonies. He continues the story up to the days of the Revolution. As he wrote in his introduction, “Through the colonial period there was an advance of principles which are eternal in their nature. All through those years conditions and influences were preparing men for self-government…When the world was ready for it, and not before, the American Revolution came, with the announcement that all men are created free and equal, and endowed with inalienable rights.”
May we not lose that which was bought with so dear a price.
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