Monday, December 11, 2006

Great Books

I've been meaning to post about this book and am just now getting around to it. I read "Incident at Hawk's Hill" by Allan Eckert aloud to the girls. It is based on a true story about a six year old boy who wanders off in the Canadian prairie during the summer of 1870. He is lost for two months and is taken care of during that time by a female badger. The descriptions the author gives of animals and their habits and habitats are very detailed. It is amazing how a small boy could survive on raw meat and live like a badger for two months. It is miraculous how his family did not give up their search for him and were able to find him when everyone else had given up hope.The girls and Joseph were hooked after the first page. It is a must read!

Another amazing true book we've read is "Sarah Whitcher's Story" by Elizabeth Yates. Little Sarah gets lost in the New Hampshire woods and is taken care of by a bear. Check these books out and read them to your children. They'll love them!!


Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like a good read. Thanks for your Melendy family suggestion, btw. My kids loved The Saturdays and we have Four-Story Mistake on reserve.

clbm562 said...

I LOVE this book. And not many people even know about it. I read it about 20 years ago and I could still tear up just thinking about it. Thanks for mentioning it.