A book, I think, is very like
A little golden door
That takes me into places
Where I’ve never been before.
It leads me into fairyland
Or countries strange and far
And, best of all, the golden door
Always stands ajar.
by Adelaide Love
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“Children in the first six years learn to read, and every year after that they read to learn.”
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
When I was in fifth grade a friend to my mom gave her several Honey Bunch books. They were her grown daughters that left them behind after she entered collage and no longer wanted them. I was not much of a reader, but after reading the first one that took me awhile, I eagerly read the next and the next and when I finished them all I wanted more. I wish I still had them with me
The first sixteen were written by Josephine Lawrence:
- Honey Bunch: Just a Little Girl
- Honey Bunch: Her First Visit to the City
- Honey Bunch: Her First Days on the Farm
- Honey Bunch: Her First Visit to the Seashore
- Honey Bunch: Her First Little Garden, 1924
- Honey Bunch: Her First Days in Camp
- Honey Bunch: Her First Auto Tour
- Honey Bunch: Her First Trip on the Ocean
- Honey Bunch: Her First Trip West
- Honey Bunch: Her First Summer on an Island
- Honey Bunch: Her First Trip on the Great Lakes
- Honey Bunch: Her First Trip in an Airplane
- Honey Bunch: Her First Visit to the Zoo
- Honey Bunch: Her First Big Adventure
- Honey Bunch: Her First Big Parade
- Honey Bunch: Her First Little Mystery
- Honey Bunch: Her First Little Circus
My granddaughters introduced me to the movie, The Secret Garden, I loved it ! I’m 75 years old and to this very day I still love it and rent the movie every now and then. How about you ?
The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett’s most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children’s literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced.
Several Books Published Over The Years
1910, 1911, 1980,1987,1989,1990,1995
First film version 1919
Second ~ 1949
An eight-part serial in 1952
An eight-part serial in 1960
A Seven-part TV serial made by the BBC in 1975
In 1987, Hallmark Hall of Fame filmed a TV adaptation of the novel
American Zoetrope‘s 1993 production was directed by Agnieszka Holland
A 1994 animated adaptation as an ABC Weekend Special
In 1991, a musical version opened on Broadway.
In 2013, an opera by the American composer Nolan Gasser
“A Cat’s Prayer”
If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then, you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can’t be won.
Don’t let your grief stay your hand,
For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We’ve had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You’d not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you’ll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.
Don’t grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We’ve been so close, we two, these years,
Don’t let your heart hold tears.
Smile, for we walked together for awhile.
Spring in New Hampshire
Claude McKay, 1889 – 1948