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I continue to be impressed with Ambleside Online's literature choices.

One of their books for second grade is The Burgess Animal Book for Children, which we did as a bedtime story instead of spread out week-by-week as they suggest. Definitely not something I would have picked up on my own, but Leif absolutely adored it. We finished it last night, and he cried about being done. Now he wants to read another of those books. There are more, but personally, I'm not quite ready for that yet.

Thing is, the "story" is basically a nature guide with a bit of narrative thrown in. This is not enthralling to me. I tune it out while I'm reading it. I'm SO ready to move on to something else.

But apparently, it's totally enthralling to a seven year old. And presumably more than once, seeing as it made the list.

Date: 2010-10-17 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cymrullewes.livejournal.com
I've got most of the Thorton W. Burgess books. My school library was throwing them out and as I was the only person to have read them when they were there... I got to take them.

Haven't read the one you linked to. Most of them are like Kipling's Just So Stories. But with forest instead of jungle creatures.

Date: 2010-10-17 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silkensteel.livejournal.com
I thought I heard you reading Burgess. :)

Date: 2010-10-17 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] basbleu.livejournal.com
I heard books in the series "Among the ... People" are quite good http://tinyurl.com/2wvgtwr

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