Friday, March 8, 2013

Sarah Whitcher's Story

In our homeschool, we read a lot of books.  We are a mostly literature-based homeschool.  We love to read our "living books".  What are living books? you may ask.  Well, living books are books that are researched and accurate in their historical, geographical and/or scientific facts but that include a story that may include fictitious characters and a bit of fiction in the storyline.  This brings history, science, and geography to life and makes it much easier to remember the things we are supposed to learn.

Well, our youngest son and I just finished reading Sarah Whitcher's Story by Elizabeth Yates.  It was a great story about a family who settle in New Hampshire in a time when the United States were just beginning.  One day, their daughter, Sarah, wandered a bit too far from the house and was lost in the woods.  What happened is amazing and I was sure a good part of it was fictitious, though it was possible if you know anything about bears.  Well, there is an author's note at the back of the book that verifies the story, which just endeared the story to me even more, because it is so obvious that God was at work.

I recommend this book and you will find it on my bookshelf on my sidebar.

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