From the Kid Blog at Miss Missy’s School where Marica talks with kids (and their grownups) about reading and writing…I’d like introduce Andrew Lang (1844-1912), author of In Fairyland. More than anyone, Lang was responsible for making fairy-tales popular with children, and grownups as well, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He’s most famous for a series of 12 Fairy Books which were titled using color names. The first of these was The Blue Fairy Book (1889)…
As Someone Once Said | Abigail Adams
A very important question is asked and answered at the end of Chapter XI: Questions, Questions, Questions in Miss Missy’s School. But I can’t tell you what it is! (Though you may be able to guess.)
This is the chapter where the Big Dogs– including Tiger the Cat– tell their stories about Tommy’s insatiable curiosity. Aubrey is a bit embarrassed and apologizes to everyone. “Tommy should know better than to waste your time like that,” she says.
Rocky says “Ruff,” and Tiger agrees.
What People are Saying
What People are Saying ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviews of Miss Missy’s School ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I fell in love with this pack of dogs and their people. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When […]
“Readers become learners”
“Miss Missy’s School is a wonderful story with something for people of any age, making this a great book to read all together. Readers become learners …”
“I fell in love with this pack of dogs and their people”
“I bought the book for my grandson’s 8th birthday. It’s my habit to read books before I gift them and fell in love with this pack of dogs and their people. …”
“Just brilliantly done-and-brilliantly illustrated”
“Wholly charmed by Miss Missy, I was caught unawares by a book unique in many dimensions. Not just a child’s book, though children will indeed love it for the dogs’ adventures, surprisingly it is also a book for adults who think about how to teach…”
“The good ones last”
I am almost inclined to set it up as a canon that a children’s story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children’s story. The good ones last. –C.S. Lewis
Some Stars, Please!
If you’ve been reading the Family Reading Gifts, excerpts from Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School, you have gotten a sense of the story. And if you’ve seen the “As Someone Once Said,” and the other posts from the Grownup Blog…
Read before you buy
Read before you buy If you, too, like to preview the books you give to the children in your lives, please check out the longer […]