TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Sisters, Long Ago


Sisters Long Ago by Peg Kehret

Reading Ann Brashares’ My Name is Memory led me to recall another work of fiction. I discovered Peg Kehret’s Sisters, Long Ago when I perused the shelves of my elementary school’s book fair. I think the Egyptian girl on the cover drew my interest.

While this was a work of fiction, I must warn that this is a story of past lives (reincarnation). Also, I read this book when I was a child. Still and all, I found the parts about Ancient Egypt interesting.

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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Stefan Andres’ The Bible Story


The Bible Story

Somehow, my family came to own the English translation of this book. With its easy prose and smattering of illustrations, I became knowledgeable about the biblical narrative. A few of the images that remained with me were Jacob’s ladder and Jesus’ crucifixion.

As I’m looking forward to seeing Noah this weekend, something such as The Bible Story is a great help. I like being able to read it and The Bible almost at the same time.

(PS – My copy is green!)

 

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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars


 

 Lois Lowry’s historical fiction account of ten-year-old Christian Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Jewish Ellen Rosen in World War II-era  Denmark made quite an impression on me in elementary school. Many things appealed to me about this book – the genre, the setting (my  surname, by the way, is Danish), the Johansen family’s act of selflessness, and Denmark’s peaceful resistance. I joyfully read Number the Stars   again at various points in my academic career. A few weeks ago, I led a tour at the library. When I showed the group the Newbery Medalists, I  mentioned this classic. Why hasn’t Hollywood made this into a movie?

 

 

 

 

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TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths


D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri…

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My fascination with Greek mythological melodrama probably stems from this gloriously illustrated tome. Whenever library patrons seek mythology, I always hope D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is on the shelf. Just last year, I purchased my very own copy from Barnes & Noble.

 

 

 

 

 

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