Throwback Thursday – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

 

 

 

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Today’s Throwback Thursday book is one that I just finished reading with my 4th graders.  This is definitely a classic.  It was first published in 1911.  We have been reading and listening to the audio book which is available for free.  My students truly enjoyed this beautiful story.  If you haven’t read this classic, then check it out.  The audio  is quite enjoyable.  Here’s the link:  http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/the-secret-garden-by-frances-hodgson-burnett

 

Have you read this classic?

What classic read do you recommend for Throwback Thursday?

 

 

 

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What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle’s estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won’t enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten years earlier. Mary soon begins transforming it into a thing of beauty–unaware that she is changing too. But Misselthwaite hides another secret, as mary discovers one night. High in a dark room, away from the rest of the house, lies her young cousin, Colin, who believes he is an incurable invalid, destined to die young. His tantrums are so frightful, no one can reason with him. If only, Mary hopes, she can get Colin to love the secret garden as much as she does, its magic will work wonders on him.

 

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Throwback Thursday – Fun with Dick and Jane

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Throwback Thursday: Fun with Dick and Jane 

 

 

How many of you remember this series of books?  I recently found several of them that I purchased at an antique shop in St. Augustine, Florida.  I shared them with my students who found the books to be quite amusing.  I never read them when I was in school.  Did you?

With innocent entertaining exploits and simple repetitive declarations, these charming characters helped millions of Americans learn to read.

These books were actually used between the 1930’s-1970’s in schools.  I can’t imagine using these books to teach students today.

“Look, Jane, ” said Dick.  “Here is something funny.  Can you guess what it is?”

 

Do you remember any of your childhood readers?

Feel free to comment.

 

Happy Thursday!

~Susi

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday – Harry the Dirty Dog

I love children’s books.  For this Throwback Thursday, I asked my students to select a book that was new to them.  Surprisingly, they chose Harry the Dirty Dog. They found this classic in a free audio-book website.  Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion  is a a fun and entertaining read aloud for children of all ages.  You can listen to it here.

I have my very own copy of this book.  I hope to keep it and pass it down to my grandchildren someday.

Have you enjoyed this little gem?  It is a must read in your child’s library.

 

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This lovable white dog with black spots (or black dog with white spots) has charmed children for fifty years, and we are celebrating with an anniversary edition. This childhood favourite is perfect for reading aloud before going to bed or avoiding a bath.

 

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Throwback Thursday – Charlotte’s Web

Happy Thursday!

 

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Today’s Throwback Thursday read is the children’s classic Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White.  This book brings back memories of my own elementary school days.  This was one book that my third grade teacher loved.  She started the school year off with it as our first read aloud.  I also recall checking this book out at the library several times.

Still today, my own students enjoy taking this book off of my shelves and reading it.  It is a story about friendship and loyalty.  It also introduces children to the concept of death.  Charlotte’s Web is also the type of book that you interpret differently when you read it as an adult.  It truly is a great book.

Did you enjoy this classic as a child or adult?

 

Quotes

“Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love. He wanted a friend –someone who would play with him.”

“Your success in the ring this morning was, to a small degree, my success.”

“She was in a class by herself. It is o is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”