Kindness And Caring
What Katy Did At School by Susan Coolidge is the second book in the marvellous Carr Family series, that is every bit as entertaining as when it was written in the 1870’s.
As the title suggests the reader follows Katy and her younger sister Clover to boarding school for a year. The reader is enchanted by their everyday lives.
Katy and Clover have hearts of gold. They see those that others reject and they spread goodness and kindness wherever they go.
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge is the most charming historical YA novel. It was written in the 1870’s but has withstood the test of time. It is the first book in the Carr Family series.
I had heard of What Katy Did but never actually read it in my childhood – I have been missing out. It is delightful. We hear about the everyday life of twelve year old Katy and her younger siblings. The book is set in a far simpler time where a child’s imagination was fertile. There was much love and fun to be had.
The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo is an absolutely charming children’s story, perfect for ages five and over.
It is a story about awakening a heart and learning what love is. A closed heart is a closed life. A heart that loves, lives.
The main protagonist is a china rabbit. We follow his adventures as he adapts and changes.
The novel is beautifully illustrated with the most charming pictures.
The Anne Of Green Gables Devotional by Rachel Dodge is the most beautiful book of forty devotions. You do not have to have read Anne Of Green Gables in order to appreciate this book but if you have, you will bring greater understanding and appreciation to the wonderful Anne Of Green Gables books.
Each day has a quote from Anne Of Green Gables as a header, the meaning of which is extrapolated over a couple of pages. Each devotional is full of godly lessons for us all.
Every chapter ends with a personal application and a prayer.
There are also many beautiful illustrations within the book.