My introduction to the life of homesteaders. It fascinates me and I admire them greatly.
Required reading (and a fun website)
Gruelle wrote and illustrated a series of books until his death in 1938; many more books were released and credited to Johnny Gruelle after his death, regardless of who actually wrote and illustrated them. Typically at the end of the story, after an exciting adventure or wonderful journey, Raggedy Ann and her friends learned a small but valuable lesson on life. From the days of her discovery by the real Marcella, the little rag doll with the red-yarn hair has inspired timeless tales and colorful pictures and has stirred the imaginations of millions of young readers all over the world.
Unexplainable, unconditional love.
A MUST read! It will keep you in suspense! It's a love story, a war story, it has kings, queens, harlots, giants, drunkards, plagues, demons, a war betweem good and evil and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords even walks on water, heals the sick, turns water into wine and rises from the dead and you'll never guess the ending! Plus reading this one can give you a whole new life! :)
This is a gripping story of immigrants settling on the prairie in the 1860s. One of my favorite subjects!
From Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women, Geraldine Brooks has animated the character of the absent father, March, a story filled with the ache of love and marriage and with the power of war upon the mind and heart of one unforgettable man. March leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause in the Civil War. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs.
March by Geraldine Brooks