Tag Archives: Memoir

The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float by Farley Mowat (1969)

After years and years of talking about sailing, reading about sailing, dreaming about sailing, Farley Mowat finally buys himself a boat.  He has plans of adventures on the sea and peaceful sailing with family and friends. But what happens when … Continue reading

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The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat (1957)

Have you ever known a pet that seemed almost human? Mutt is that kind of dog.  Farley’s mother buys a tiny pup for four cents from a little boy who shows up on her doorstep one afternoon.  Little does she … Continue reading

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Three Great Books about Jackie Robinson!

Stealing Home: The Story of Jackie Robinson by Barry Denenberg.   In 1919,  Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on a small sharecroppers farm in Georgia.  When he was just six months old, his father ran off leaving Jackie’s mother to raise and … Continue reading

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All-of-a-Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor (1951 – 1978)

There’s something to be said for a book that makes you wish you’d been part of a poor immigrant family living in New York’s upper east side on the eve of World War I.  Sydney Taylor’s time-honored classic does just … Continue reading

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