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Grace Livingston Hill: How Decency Triumphs in a Dark World (and can inject a little history too)

On Going Back In Time and the Invention of “Christian Romance” Here it is, the end of 2020.  Finally.  While it has been a tough year for so many of us although perhaps in different ways, most of us also know that we have also been blessed in certain ways.  Goodness knows I have come …

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“Little House on the Prairie” Part 1: Does Fraser’s “Prairie Fires” burn Wilder’s “Little House”?

Why I Read Prairie Fires  This summer my adult daughter decided to finally read the Little House books.  I read Little House in the Big Woods with her when she was little, but then for some reason, she never read the rest.  She found that the T.V. series is on IMBD, so we also starting …

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How L. Frank Baum Invented Wizardry in North America (beating J.K. Rowling by nearly 100 Years)

Why I read The Real Wizard of Oz: The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum Since I’ve started The Lois Level, and most particularly since I started doing reading lists to support teachers and families during the COVID 19 shut downs, L. Frank Baum has come to my mind over and over again. Of …

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Beyond “A Wrinkle in Time”: Madeleine L’Engle’s books for adults

The Other Side of the Sun Buy on Amazon Madeine L’Engle is famous for her Young Adult books, especially A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels, but what you may not know is that L’Engle wrote numerous books for adults.  Most of them, as of this writing, are available on Kindle Unlimited, but of course, …

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Lois Lenski’s exquisite portraits of 20th century America’s hidden children

Lois Lenski Storycatcher Sustained Read Buy on Amazon Lois Lenski was a popular author/artist/illustrator in the latter half of the 20th century.  After starting out as an illustrator, she began to write and illustrate books for very young children and eventually moved into writing chapter books.  According to her biography, the first chapter books were …

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