I have one of those boys. A child who draws morning, noon and night - at home or while camping!
He wakes up and draws and is often drawing when we tell him it truly is "time to turn out the light".
Maybe it was for that reason that we really enjoyed the biography The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon. Whereas our boy draws mostly nature fantastical creatures, his latest is a ninja weasel, John James Audubon drew lots and lots of... birds.
This book is a great historical story that's very well illustrated and written. I especially loved the textured, multi-medium and slightly whimsical art. We recommend it if you have naturalist/artists-in-residence as we do.
(those eye lashes make my heart go 'a flutter)
For the first time in our homeschool history one of our kids has a driving, fairly long-term goal that they are working towards. And this self-directed goal is shaping her curriculum and schedule this year.
CBT was recommended to me by a dear trail friend last year. I'm reading this book to train myself to spot errors in my thinking, tackle toxic thoughts, and refocus and retrain my awareness. Big part of Project Home & Healing.
I usually avoid stories like these, the subject matter being too heartbreaking. But this book hasn't dragged me down the way some slavery historical fiction does. Probably because Aminata is such a strong character. Canadian author.
The first book in the series, but number 4 for me (I've been reading them out of order). Having read the last book I wonder if Penny thought out the whole series with book 1 because you see the seeds of book 10.
Enthralling alternative history, fantasy version of early 19th century America. A past-that-wasn't; a land hauntingly familiar in the throes of territorial dispute and conquest, religion and folklore, industry and invention.
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