The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by Betty G. Birney (2005)


Eban McAllister loves geography and recently earned a book from his teacher detailing the Seven Wonders of the World.  It’s 1923 and Eban lives in the the tiny, rural town of Sassafras Springs, Missouri.

For a young boy with a heart that longs to travel, Sassafras Springs is the most boring place on earth.  That is until his father challenges him to find seven wonders right here at home — in just seven days.

Gradually Eban’s eyes are opened to the wonders of his own situation.   And although his desire to wander is not extinguished (happily!), he doesn’t miss the “wonders” that already surround him.

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs is appropriate for all ages. This sweet book might make you a little misty-eyed.

Middle Grade Reading Level, 224 pages, Published in 2005. 



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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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