I love books.
I love family heirlooms.
I love when the two collide.
When I was 14 years old,
I was given this book –
this exact copy – by my dear gramma.
She knew I loved to read.
She knew I loved antiques.
She knew I had never read this story,
at that time.
And she knew I would love it.
And she was right.
A Little Princess was a favorite
This week, I pulled this treasure from the bookshelf, took a big whiff (yes, I am a compulsive book sniffer), reminisced of my adventures when reading through it as a teen and then gathered the children to the couch and began reading it aloud (adding it to our homeschool plan). Their attention was soon captured as we joined Sara Crewe (the main character) in her adventure! And I, too, was swept away, once again.
I look forward to reading this aloud with our children in the weeks to come.
What a delight a good, living book is!
When is the last time you opened yourself up to a new adventure?
Or introduced your children to one?
There’s no time like the present.
“The children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times — a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story books.”
– from Home Education by Charlotte Mason