When I was growing up, my grandmother lived in a great old house with lots of bedrooms and antiques to investigate. We grandkids took turns spending the night with her and listening to her stories. Nannie had lived through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and many cultural changes. She had a wealth of life experiences from which to educate and entertain us, and we soaked up every detail.
So I can completely relate to the premise of Arleta Richardson’s books. Arleta’s grandmother was also a storyteller, who recounted memories of her childhood on a nineteenth-century farm. In the Grandma’s Attic series, Arleta retells those stories for the benefit of children all over the world.
Here’s an excerpt from the section that introduces each book in the series . . .
“One hundred years! What a long, long time ago that is! . . . The old kitchen where Arleta sat to hear many of Grandma Mabel’s stories didn’t look the same as when her grandma was a little girl. Back then there was no electricity nor running water. But Grandma still lived in the house she grew up in. Arleta had no trouble imagining all the funny jams that Grandma and her best friend, Sarah Jane, got into. Or how it felt to wear long flannel stockings and high-buttoned shoes.
From the dusty old attic to the front parlor with its slippery furniture, Grandma’s old house was a storybook just waiting to be opened. Arleta was fortunate to have a grandma who knew just how to open it. Her grandma loved to tell a story just as much as Arleta loved to hear one.”
These stories share exciting adventures that entertain while communicating important moral lessons. The books are aimed at kids aged 9 to 12 but will provide fun for your whole family. If you loved Little House on the Prairie, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, or other old-fashioned classics, you’ll love Grandma’s Attic. You can follow this link to Arleta’s Amazon author’s page and start collecting the books today!
***Thanks to B&B Media Group for sharing a copy of the book for me to review.