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The Wise Woman

George MacDonald’s The Wise Woman, also known as, A Double Story is a timeless, moral fairy tale rich in virtue. How can arrogant and entitled parents raise a child to be selfless, patient, caring, and kind? As she grew up,…

Children Stories

I thought I would share a few resources for classic children stories. By classic: I mean Aesop fables, tales of the Greeks and Romans, and fairy tales. Web The German Project: Well-known children’s stories translated into German and spoken by…

Booker T. Washington

Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington, © 1901 Reading Level: 1320 Lexile I recently completed Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington, which has been on my to-read list for quite awhile now. Earlier this year I read Narrative…

Spoonerisms

The American Heritage Dictionary defines spoonerism as: “a transposition of sounds of two or more words, especially a ludicrous one.” While on an outing with my family, I recalled a time when my uncle recited a famous story from the…

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins, © 1854 Reading Level: 9th Grade Because I lately reviewed, King Solomon’s Mines which is a very masculine book, I decided that I should review a feminine one. I typically focus on books that cultivate…

Where Have All the Tomboys Gone?

I read an article by the Federalist 1 about how the transgender industry is negatively impacting the existence of tomboys. When I think of tomboys, a few famous characters stand out such as: Joe March, Laura Ingalls, Éowyn, and Nancy…

King Solomon’s Mines

King Solomon’s Mines by Henry Rider Haggard, © 1885 Reading Level: 10th Grade This book is difficult to define but my gut desires to call this book the “most masculine” book I have ever read. In my opinion, that is a…