Post by Nurumaiel on Sept 16, 2004 12:37:59 GMT -5
I tried to find a site that had a biography of this dear writer, and I could find only one that was accurate as well as informative. However in one paragraph the writer of the biography manages to tell in one or two sentences what happens in each book, namely the end of the book I love the best, Freckles. If you don't want that good story and few others spoiled, skip over paragraph 5 (I am not counting book quotations as paragraphs)!
I was introduced to her not too long ago by a dear friend of mine who loved her works. I read first A Girl of the Limberlost, which was beautiful and charming. After that I read Freckles, which immediately became my favourite of all her works. Currently I am reading The Harvester and Keeper of the Bees, which are also excellent, though to me they can't compare with Freckles.
For those of you who have read one or more books of hers, here's something to start with:
--- What do you think of her as a writer? --- If you do like her and her books, why? And if not, why? --- What do you think of her individual works? --- Which is your favourite, and for what reason? --- Any inspirations from the book? Anything learned?
Look on the above questions as 'Discussion Starters.' No need to confine yourself to writing in reference to just those questions!
For those of you who haven't read any of her works:
You really should. I would say that of any other books I have read, they are most akin to the Anne of Green Gables books, though certainly they are unique and different!
The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man. -- G.K. Chesterton
We seem to have some similar tastes in books. I read Freckles, and The Girl of the Limberlost way back when I was in high school. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon them. But I truly loved them. I recently found a copy of Freckles at a local antique store, so I plan to reread it with my boys. I read these books so long ago, that I’m no position to discuss them in detail. I do remember them as being very enjoyable. If I remember correctly the author used great detail, and her (?) scenes often involved nature.