• Announcements

    • HomeGrownKids

      AussieHomeschool Closing Down   11/14/2019

      All good things must come to an end and AussieHomeschool is no different. It is with much sadness yet even more necessity that this must be so.   As of Sunday evening, 17/11/2019 the Discussion Forums will close. The Classifieds, for now although not indeterminate, will continue as is.       Why is this happening now? In all honesty, it probably should have happened many years ago but I created this forum, which originally a homeschool classifieds forum for Aussies, about 20 years or so ago. I, along with others for whom I am gratefully indebted to, have spent many, many hours sweating, laughing, praying, crying, writing, apologising, pleading and speaking about this wonderful place. In this day and age of Social Media, along with our ages and therefore differernt stages of life, it is simply not viable in any way for it to continue. You may think differently and that's okay - you honestly have to have lived through some of the dramas and learning opportunities that we all have to truly appreciate why we have the standards that we do - they were borne out of necessity and not undertaken lightly. Much blood, sweat and tears have been spilt over this place. Even more friendships, learning, debate, love, prayer and great times have been had becuase of AussieHomeschool. No one could ever be more thankful for it than I.

      I understand you may feel frustration or even anger and for that I apologise, I feel you. But now it is YOUR time to go out and spread the word of home education and its benefits. Share YOUR story, tell those you know and don't know about homeschooling and what is has done for your family.   On behalf of John (my long suffering and patient husband), myself and the ENTIRE moderating team over the many years - I THANK YOU and WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST IN ALL YOUR ENDEAVOURS.   God Bless, Susan (HomeGrownKids /  AussieHomeschool)
morialta4me

PLEASE DELETE

2 posts in this topic

Hello everyone have reduced these titles and have a few list to come,

Thank you for looking,

and your patience....and your continued support!!!

 

God Bless an enjoy!

Teresa

 

 

 

TAKE THESE BOOKS FOR FREE with any other purchase

The Brave Adventures of a Shoemaker’s Boy by Ivana Brlic’ Maz’unranic hb wdj ec ..…A poor orphan boy Lapitch becomes a disciple of a grumpy ill-mannered shoemaker Scowler. One day the two receive an important order to make red boots for a rich client’s son. As they turn out to be the wrong size, Scowler in a fit of rage takes it out on the young apprentice. Unjustly hurt and seething with anger, Lapitch decides to leave the newfound home. He puts on the red shoes, which surprisingly are the most perfect fit, and tails away from Scowler. So, he hits the road and boldly strikes out on the way into the big world out there. Accompanied by the loyal dog Bundaš, and later on joined by the circus performer Gita, he is not longer alone. With no place to sleep or things to eat, exposed to all kinds of dangers, the trio experiences a curious journey full of fun, challenges and adventures. Ages 10++

 

South Australian Shells by Benard C. Cotton pb ec

 

You Can Draw a Kangaroo: The Poems Tell you what To Do pb *as new* … Featuring illustrations, along with poems/drawing instructions on how to draw many Australian animals. Kangaroo, Emu, Echidna, Budgerigar, Magpie,Wombat, Platypus, Goanna, Pelican, Kookaburra, Koala, Owl, Brolga, Bandicoot, Cockatoo, Pygmy Glider, Black Swan, Giant Groper, Turtle, Cassowary, Mud-Skipper, Frilled Lizard, Lyrebird. Each right hand page is left blank, so your illustration may come to life. Great way to incorporate poetry with drawing! All ages

 

The Joshers by Humphrey Carpenter hb wdj ec …One day, Tim went down to the docks to look at boats. That was how he met Joe and his brother Percy, who lived on two canal boats, Albert and Victoria. Joe needed Tim’s help- and Tim soon found himself running away from home and seeing off on a journey by water from London to Birmingham. It proved to be a dangerous journey, with a more sinister climax than Tim could ever have expected. In this story for young people, Humphrey Carpenter captures the unique character of canal life on board the slowly moving, brightly painted narrow boats. The Joshers is packed full of information about canals that any young reader interested in boats will revel in - and it’s also an exciting adventure story. 

 

Devil’s Doorstep by Marian Ramsey hb wdj ec …every summer Peter Burke and his parents went to Devil’s Doorstep, a peak over two miles high in the Rocky Mountains. Peter’s father was a fire watcher, and the whole family looked forward to their annual retreat to Devil’s Doorstep Station. Then the summer Peter was 10, Tornado arrived, and the peacefulness of the mount side was shattered. Tornado was a mischievous mountain goat, whose antics, although hilarious, were too often destructive. That memorable summer was further complicated by a long stretch of fire weather, and between the heat and goat tension mounted…..what happens on the trip when Peter tries to lose Tornado in the forest takes everyone by surprise. The tory of the danger faced by boy and goat together is a gripping one indeed, a story that young people will want to read again and again. Ages 9+

 

 

 

TAKE THESE BOOKS FOR $2 EACH OR 3  BOOKS for $4….

The Dangerous Desert by Frank Madigan hv wdh ec …Juvenile adventure fiction, set in remote North West Australia, finds Ross Martin, a young Englishman in transit to live with unknown relatives. The plane carrying his uncle, cousin Harry and himself crashes in the middle of the desert. Thus begins a battle for survival: a badly injured uncle, over a hundred miles from help, unusually hostile Aboriginals, armed men, not to mention.However, help is at hand in the form of Wandoo, a young Aboriginal boy, and Ross and Harry plunge headlong into adventure. Ages 9-12

 

The Animation Book by Peter Viska spiral bound ec …What is animation? What equipment will I need? How do I design animation characters? What different sorts of animation are there? These are just some of the questions answered by Peter Viska, well-known cartoonist and animator, in The Animation Book. Animation techniques, using film, paper, collage, puppets, models (and more) are explained in simple, precise language, and illustrated in easy-to-follow steps. Important animation terms are explained, and many tips on design and layout are included.The book covers just about every kind of animation and tells how you can do it yourself. It tells how to do flip book animation, cell animation, clay animation, computer animation, and lots more. The book devotes a few pages to each type of animation, but it always hits the important points and tells you what you need to know to do it yourself.

The only kind of animation that this book doesn't cover is 3-D computer animation. The book is full of lots of great illustrations and is very interesting to read. If you want to create your own animations you'll really get excited when you read this book. Ages 7-12

 

The Pedlar of Swaffham by Kevin Crossley-Holland hb ec (long picture book)  

 

The Magic Bowl and the Blue - Stone Ring by R. Andom illustrated by Louis Gunnis hb vintage cover  gc

 

Miss Prim by Jane Myers Perrine pb *AS NEW* …At twenty-five, Louisa Walker has carefully laid out the pattern of her life: the season in London, a few weeks at fashionable house parties and the rest of the year spent visiting and organising the lives of her six siblings and their children. Because of her age, refined nature, and strict moral code she is considered to be "Miss Prim."Louisa's guarded existence is disrupted when she accepts an invitation from her sister. She believes that she is simply helping her sister and brother-in-law by watching the children during their travels. However, upon her arrival she meets William, Viscount Woodstone, and an adventure beyond her wildest imagination begins. Starting with the questionable heritage of a baby in her care, she decides to join Woodstone's secret quest to outwit French spies and thwart their evil plan.

Despite all Louisa's beliefs, this refined gentlewoman careens around the back roads of England in an ancient cart, poses as a countrywoman, and even saves Woodstone's life.

Once the adventure ends, Louisa is concerned that her "Miss Prim" image is shattered, and hopes that Woodstone feels the same emotions for her that she has developed for him. If you are looking for a fun read set in olden times this author has it down to an art. The characters are well written and entertaining. The story is well done. There are a few laughs and a entertaining mystery. A light read fMother Culture or Older young Ladies!

 

TAKE THESE BOOKS FOR $1 EACH

Little Visits With God  Devotions for Families with Young Children by Allan Hart Jahsmann pb *as new* 

More Little Visits with God Devotions for Families with Young Children by Allan Hart Jahsmann pb *as new*

 

 

TAKE THIS BOOK FOR $3

Plains Warriors Chief Quanah Parker and the Comanches by Albert Marrin hb wdj *NEW* …A biography of the legendary Comanche leader profiles the son of a white woman, who fiercely defended tribal lands against those who tried to seize them and who, after being moved with his people to a reservation, fought for the recognition and decent treatment of his tribe.

Cynthia Ann Parker, a nine-year-old frontier girl, was kidnapped by the Comanche. She eventually married a war chief and bore three children--the first born was Quanah Parker. Parker and his Comanche band defended their land against settlers, Texas Rangers, cowboys, soldiers, buffalo hunters and the U.S. government. In telling the dramatic story of Quanah Parker's life, Albert Marrin brings the Comanche people into clear focus for young readers. Ages 10++

_______________________________________________________________

 

Usborne Spotter’s Guide The Night Sky by Nigel Henbest pb gc 50c…

 

The Skywatcher’s  Handbook Night and Day. What to look for in the Heavens above by Colin A. Ronan hb (vinyl cover) ec $5…This illustrated reference book provides all one needs to interpret the skies of the Northern Hemisphere by day and by night. 24 full-colour and 176 two-colour photographs. Allages.

 

Creatures of Darkness by John F. Waters pb ec OOP $2

 

Looking at Weather by David Suzuki pb ec $3…Looking at Weather …..Do you know…what makes the Northern lights light up? what makes the wind blow?why the earth keeps using the same rain-water—over and over again? what it’s like inside a cloud?

These are just a few of the many amazing facts you’ll find and exciting discoveries you’ll make when you read Looking at Weather. With David Suzuki as your guide, you’ll find out what makes weather, where clouds, rain, snow, and lightning come from, and how weather affects our everyday lives. Wouldn’t you like to… make a cloud in your kitchen? forecast the weather by making your own barometer? do some amazing air tricks? track down microclimates in your own house?

Filled with exciting projects and activities and extremely well illustrated, Looking at Weather is a great way for children and their parents to participate in the science adventure. Ages 8- 12

 

Cicadas by Densey Clyne pb ec $2….the Young Nature series is designed to foster young children’s  enthusiasm for the natural world around them. This book on Cicadas uses clear text and outstanding photography to introduce the Cicada. Once curiosity is satisfied, fresh questions arise, and your child is introduced to some very broad principles underlying their environment. Ages 8 -12

 

Elephants and Mammoths by Gwynne Vevers hb wdj gc  OOP $4…This is from the Bodley Head Natural Science Picture Books series. It contains information about the lives of elephants and details the differences between African and Indian elephants. Fully illustrated. Ages 9-12 (it does mention millions of years in the first paragraph only!…Otherwise quite informative in an interesting way!

 

Mattie The Story of a Hedgehog by G. D.Griffiths hb wdj gc $2

 

Eagle and Dove By James Kruss hb ec OOP $4…

 

Wilderness Artist by David Bellamy hb wdj ec $10

 

Tiny Town or, In Natures Wonderland by Margaret Cameron hb vintage cover OOP $7… this is a lovely book written for children of 6-8 years old…the vibrant and delightful nature stories, introducing birds, insects, spiders, butterfly’s and many more in a life story within a charming story….Nature study for little ones has just become exciting!  Here is a look at this book you can even look at some of its pages:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tiny-Town-or-in-Natures-Wonderland-by-Margaret-Cameron-Art-Nouveau-Book-c-1914-/372783422353

 

Pine-Cone Possum by Jean Chapman hb wdj gc $6

 

Elizabeth Blackwell the first Woman Doctor by Francine Sabin pb ec $6

 

The Lobster and His Relations by F.M. & L.T. Duncan hb OOP $5…. This book is part of The Wonders In Nature Series….it ells the life story of the lobster and its species through the delightful tale of old Ben the fisherman….it is a living book, a story telling us about crustaceans….a vintage book but quite charming, both b & w and colour photos are included. It would be a good read aloud to all ages but specifically for children of 9-12..

 

Strange Companions in Nature by Olive L. Earle hb wdj gc OOP $5….

 

Mister P and his Remarkable Flight by David Martin hb wdj ec OOP  $4…Vincent is sent away from his parents' drought-stricken farm to stay in town. While there, he befriends a slightly battered pigeon which he calls Mister P. When Vincent enters him in an outback race, Mister P proves to be very special. Ages 10-13

 

There’s Adventure in Marine Science by Julian May hb wdj gc OOP $4…to find adventure in marine science, we are taken to the Caribbean with Randy Morrow, our young American boy with his brother and father, as we see him become a ‘frogman’ and skin diver. We learn of the plains and mountains under the sea, of the currents and tides, and of creatures who live in the depths. In the comfort of your own home you will journey with Randy and his family and find out all about Marine Science! Ages 10-14…

 

Pioneers Against Germs by Navin Sullivan h wdj ec $9 OOP…

 

Annabella Boswell’s Journal An Account of Early Port Macquarie introduction by Morton Herman pb gc OOP $10

 

The Story of Sculpture by Egnes Allen hb wdj ec OOP $10…Even though it is written for children, this book gives great overview of how books, as we know them today, came to be. It is easy to read and completed with illustrations.

 

Bush Holiday by Dale Collins hb wdj gc OOP RARE $25…

 

Pestalozzi The Man and His Work by Kate Silber hb wdj ec $5….Still the Authoritative Biography About a Great Teacher and a Fine Man
The young man who wandered aimlessly, dabbling in philosophy, writing, and local politics, would eventually become one of the moral and pedagogical giants. Johan Heinrich Pestalozzi would rise from relative obscurity to national and world fame. The Switzerland of the late 18th and early 19th centuries was not the orderly and idyllic country we know it as it is today. It was a turbulent, war-ravaged country teeming with refugees and neighbourhoods of poor and impoverished people. The sight of these children of these communities must have made a great impression on Pestalozzi; the establishment of boarding schools for these children would become his life's work and legacy.
Writing a book on Pestalozzi in any language is a daunting task. While studying in Basel, Polis educator Janusz Korczak read Pestalozzi and modelled his own orphanage after him, no doubt because the two great educators shared a concern for poor and cast-off children. Korczak had intended to write a biography on Pestalozzi but was unable to complete the task. Kate Silber, writing in English, thus faced an even greater challenge, which would,  explain,  why this 1973 book still remains the definitive authoritative biography of Pestalozzi in English. The main points of this book are as follows:
* A good education is essential for self-reliance, a healthy family life, and the well-being of the country.
* The ability of being able to make moral decisions is even more important than academic reasoning.
* A good moral education begins at home, during the child's earliest years; it is then the duty of the school to build on this moral foundation.
* Security at school and home are fundamental ingredients of national economic well-being and security and world peace.
* The bond between the teacher and pupil is a very intimate one and one built on love, trust, and high moral expectations.
This book is geared to older and adult readers, in part because it gives an extraordinarily detailed account of its subject's life, work, and thought. Readers looking for a simple synopsis will be disappointed; however, anyone willing to take the time and make the effort will gradually form an understanding of who Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was and why his philosophy is ever relevant today. Exceptional. I believe Charlotte Mason reaped much from Pestalozzi and also allowed some of his philosophy to trickle into her ideas of what education was to like….A good summer read, just before gearing up for school!

 

Catholic Cafe’ 5-Minute Retreats for Everyday of the Year by Donna_Marie Cooper O’Boyle pb *as new* ribbon marker $18….

 

I Saw the Angel in The Marble by Chris and Ellyn Davis pb ec $20…

 

I Carved The Angel From The Marble by Ellyn Davis pb ec $20

 

Australia’s Amazing Birds & Animals by David Harris hb gc $2….this book is an introduction to Australia’s largely unique birds and animals. Great if you are studying Australia, or nature study, or if your child likes animals and birds this a lovely book to read from, includes large colourful illustrations of each bird and animal. Ages7-10

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Australias-Amazing-Birds-and-Animals-by-DAVID-HARRIS-1984-Hardcover-/163620688270

 

Spiders Spin Webs by Yvonne Winer hb gc OOP $2…

 

Spiders and Scorpions by J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson hb wdj gc OOP $2…this series introduces the breeding habits of different animals etc….and the way their young develop. Spiders and Scorpions belong to the class of animals called”arachnids”; their behaviour is instinctive, and the first web the baby spidering spins will look very much like the last one it makes before it dies of old age.  Information is clear and readable, illustrations throughout are in full colour except diagram of body and skeleton. Ages 9-13 

 

Boots and His Brothers A Norwegian Tale retold by Eric A. Kimmel hb wdj PICTURE BOOK ec $2…A faithful retelling of a traditional Norwegian tale.

When the king offers half of his realm to anyone who can cut down a huge oak tree and make a well near his castle, Boots and his two brothers set out to win their fortunes.Boots treats an old woman they meet with kindness--his siblings, of course, behaving roughly toward her- and she gives him advice, which he follows to obtain three magic tools to accomplish three impossible tasks. His brothers inevitably fail at the tasks and have dogs set on them; Boots predictably succeeds. But what happens next? Ages 4-8

 

Kingfisher Fold Out Find Out The Giant Panda by Philip Steele hb ec $2…Flaps lift to reveal background information to the story of an individual panda…this book tells the story of a shy, solitary creature and its home in the misty mountains of Southwest China. Find out how pandas live, what they eat and how they raise their young. The addition of flaps and the info included behind them will keep your child enthused and interested for hoursAges 4-8…

 

Aphanasy by Lilith Norman hb wdj ec PICTURE BOOK $5…

 

Animals and Their Niches How Species Share Resources by Laurence Pringle hb wdj gc OOP $2

 

The First Travel Guide to the Bottom of the Sea by Rhoda Blumberg hb wdj gc OOP   $2…The better to explore the ocean bottom's ""Inner Space,"" Blumberg has ""dreamed up the Super Submarine Sea Dragon,"" a fusion-powered, sonar-equipped ""fantasy ship"" on which ""you"" explore the ""Liquid Land of Odd."" The deeper you get into the journey the more you get to observe such phenomena as the humpback whale's song, the ""built-in lamps"" possessed by deep-sea dwellers of the Puerto Rican trench, the many forms of life that abound on the surface of the Sargasso Sea or in ""cities"" built by coral polyp ""architects,"" and the nodules and thermal vents within the Mid-Oceanic mountain range. But first you have to endure a tour of the ship complete with entertainment centre and a rundown of the crew, which includes Chief Engineer Sally Forth, Staff Captain Luke Spywater, and Chef Saki Yaki--and you never know when you'll have to stop for a similarly fanciful lunch. And, as exemplified in Blumberg's cute presentation of the fish ""patients"" who line up to be treated at an underwater cleaning center, the sights are viewed as passing curiosities, with much unexplained……Go on an imaginary voyage of the submarine Sea Dragon to the ocean bottom, where many strange sea creatures are observed in their natural environment. Ages 

 

 Seashores by S.M. Marshall and A.P. Orr hb gc OOP $2…this book takes you on the seashore to investigate all the life in and around..you will learn about; the sea and the land; the tides; how to know seaweed; animal families of the seashore; rocky shores; sandy shores; mud shores; pebble beaches; the edge of the sea; visitors to the shore; some seashore flowers…plus a child’s bibliography and illustrations in both b & w and colour! Ages 7-10

 

A Finding Out Book The Senses: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, Touching by John M. Scott hb ec OOP  $3….Explains the physiology and importance of each of the five senses.. Packed with great information written in a lively and conversational style, this is a good resource for children ages 8-12, learning about their Senses. Includes diagrams, illustrations in B7W and two-colour.

 

Pets in A Jar Collecting and Caring for Small Wild Animals by Seymour Simon pb ec OOP $8…..Imagine having a pet that will never learn to recognise you, that will in fact ignore you, yet that is fascinating in a thousand different ways. With very little expense and a lot of imagination, you can find, catch, and keep in a glass jar many small animals such as water bugs, hydras, toads, star-fish, and crickets. See for yourself how these creatures live in the environment you create for them. Pets in a Jar will give you your own window to nature.

It covers 15 different kinds of little, common wild animals that children are likely to find, and how to care for them. None of the equipment is expensive or difficult to find (all the instructions are based off of a pickle jar). Issues like responsibility to the animal and the importance of leaving endangered creatures in the wild are covered. The book is written in a tone that respects the child as a scientist. The information is clear and reliable and sets the young scientist up for success. Ages 8-10

 

Nature Study for Primary Schools by Elsie Proctor hb ec OOP $3

 

Allan Quatermain by Rider Haggard pb *as new* $4…Quatermain has lost his only son and longs to get back into the wilderness. Having persuaded Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good, and the Zulu chief Umbopa to accompany him, they set out from the coast of east Africa, this time in search of a white race reputed to live north of Mount Kenya. They survive fierce encounters with Masai warriors, undergo a terrifying subterranean journey, and discover a lost civilisation before being caught up in a passionate love-triangle that engulfs the country in a ferocious civil war. This novel is based on author's own experience in the African continent.

If you like Victorian adventure stories, of course you're going to like this.

The stories are thrilling, action-packed, and sometimes humorous, the main characters are unique and greatly well thought of, and the writing style leaves the reader in a sense that he is not just reading the story but experiencing it. I definitely recommend this collection to any admirer of a good read or the classics. Ages 12+

 

The Owl’s House by Crosby Garstin pb gc $4…The Owls House stood in a valley in West Cornwall. It belonged to a prosperous farmer, John Penhale, who lived there with his gipsy wife and his two sons - Ortho, who is wild, unreliable, and attractive, and Eli, who is quiet, good, and stolid. All the excitement happens to Ortho. He runs away from school to join the gipsies, he becomes a smuggler, is captured by pirates, sold as a slave in Morocco, and rises to be a famous soldier in the army of the Sultan. But hair-raising and outrageous as many of his adventures are, Crosbie Garstin has made them seem believable. Crosbie Garstin was a Cornishman who lived a remarkable life. He was born in Newlyn – my father’s home town – the son of an artist, late in the reign of Queen Victoria, he travelled the world, he fought in the Great War, and then he returned to Cornwall and published poetry and prose, before dying in a boating accident when he was just forty-three years old. His fiction is deeply rooted in his own experiences, and this book – the first of a trilogy – draws on both his adventures and his love of his Cornish home.

Ages 12+++

 

The Hole In The Hill by Ruth Park pb gc $3

 

In Spite of all Terror by Hester Burton pb gc $4

 

The Young Crusoes ..The Story of Two Boy ‘Castaways’ Struggle for Survival in the Wilderness by Burton Spiller hb gc OOP $8

Mighty Men by Eleanor Farjeon From Achilles to Julius Caesar b gc OOP $10…

 

Word to Caesar by Geoffrey Trease pb *NEW* $22

 

Riverman by Allan Baillie hb wdj *as new* OOP $7….In the Tasmanian mining disaster of 1912, Tim finds himself on a dangerous adventure. He sets off with his uncle and a team of river men down the Franklin River and when everything seems lost it is Tim who has to get them out of trouble. By the author of "Eagle Island" and "Hero". Tim has always been known as 'Shrimp' - and in the tough town of Zeehan a small kid is no use to anyone. But a mine disaster and a perilous journey up the wild Franklin River changes that.This easy to read novel is set against the backdrop of Tasmania's largely wild west coast in 1912. 

Small of stature and 12 years of age, Tim Walker finds his childhood ripped away from him by the Queenstown mining disaster. If you're any sort of train aficionado, you'll love the descriptions of the trains and their wild race to get help to trapped miners. In the absence of roads, trains were the sole means of transport linking the remote settlements in which men and women battled daily to wrest a subsistence from a resource rich, but largely inhospitable environment. But the true hero of the story is the wilderness itself which for Tim is an adversary that symbolises his grief. That he finally overcomes that grief and comes to love the wilderness. Ages 11-14

 

Roddy and Scuttle by Eleanor E. Helme and Nance Paul hb OOP gc $4…this is a beautiful story of boy and his pet dog, all the adventures and delightful and will be enjoyed by young children read aloud from 6-10 or can be read independently for confident readers of 8-10….https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roddy-Scuttle-Eleanor-Helme-Nance/dp/B000L9N29Q

 

Jim Grey of Moonbah by Reginald Ottley hb wdj ec  OOP $8….Fifteen-year-old Jim is managing with his mother but very much missing his dead father when Russ Medway, a drifter of many trades, turns up and helps out for a few days. He's likeable but. . . you might see through him faster than Jim……an exciting read and one that helps young people to think before making decisions. Ages 10-14

https://badgerbooks.com.au/book/25517-jim-grey-of-moonbah

 

Bernadette Our Lady’s Little Servant by Hertha Pauli (Vision Book) pb *NEW*$12…. This is the story of the girl to whom the Blessed Virgin appeared as "a little young lady" and revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception. Bernadette Soubirous lived with her family in the abandoned jail of the little French village of Lourdes, never dreaming that the very name of Lourdes would one day bring inspiration and hope to millions. Bernadette studied her Catechism, took care of her brothers and sisters, and gathered firewood - and no one knew she was a Saint. But one day, as she was gathering wood, Our lady appeared. Within a few weeks, thousands were kneeling in the field to pray to the Lady who could be seen and heard only by Bernadette. This was the beginning of one of the greatest Marian Shrines of modern times and of the miracles with which Our Lady blessed her children, a really well written book. It is such a lovely story and will deepen your devotion to the Immaculate Conception….Ages 8-80

 

 

 The Spartan by Caroline Dale Sneaker pb *NEW* OOP $27…."The Spartan" is the story of Aristodemos, the only survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae. Beginning with his childhood in Athens, you will follow him to Sparta, where he endures rigorous training, and then to Thermopylae, the place where the historic battle was fought. With Caroline Dale Snedeker's incredible historical accuracy, this story of charity, hope, despair and final resolution at the battle of Plataea will excite and touch the reader. This book is very good in its descriptive of the time period which this historical event took place. The famous last stand at Thermopylae is perhaps one of the most storied events in human history. This book takes you to the "Hot Gates" and puts you in the ranks, shoulder-to-shoulder with the Spartan battle contingent. Very well written!  Ages 16-adult…

https://journey-and-destination.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-spartan-by-caroline-dale-snedeker.html

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Spartan-Caroline-Dale-Snedeker/9780966706789?ref=grid-view

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

more for Nell's pile...

 

creatures of darkness

mattie story of a hedgehog

eagle & dove

strange companions

pioneers against germs

animals and their niches

hole in the hill

in spite of all terror

mighty men

young crusoes

$15 for bush holiday if no-one else offers?

 

 

thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now