September 16, 2010

In Grandma's Attic

In Grandmas Attic (The Grandma's Attic Series)For part of my childhood, I lived in a farm house that had been in my family for over a hundred years.  I remember an amazing attic with its own staircase.  That attic held many splendid treasures of the past.  I could play there for hours looking at the items; wondering what each object was used for and what story it held.  The attic was not the only treasure chest waiting to be opened.  A root cellar, chicken coop turned storage shed, and a large red barn held cherished gems of their own.

   When I began In Grandma's Attic, I read in the introduction:
"The trips to Grandma's old home were the most fun I could have.  I explored from the attic to the root cellar, and from the barn to the meadow brook.  Everywhere I looked I found a story!"
It was then that I knew it was a book I would love sharing with my children, and I have.

     Throughout the book, the narrator recounts visiting her grandmother's home, finding an 'odd' item, asking her grandmother about it, and listening to the explanation and related story.  Each chapter reads like a short story, making natural starting and stopping points for reading aloud to a young child.  The cherished memories of the author shine through each page.  This is a book in which you will want to read more even when it ends.  And, you can.  There are three more books in The Grandma's Attic Series to explore.

Please note:
Today, I've linked this post to Read-Aloud Thursday at Hope is the Word blog.


  1. Thanks for the email, You're right, Family History really interests me. I love holding on to interesting quirky pieces of furniture and stuff. Your family farm House sounds really cool. I always thought it would be neat to live in an old restored farm house. Thanks again for connecting with me.

  2. I love that Faith commented! She is my real life friend, too!

    I have often thought about how my attic does not hold treasures but is just an empty crawl space.

    This book sounds splendid...with plenty of room for imagination!


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