And on to the letter D.
Honestly, this letter was a bit harder but we came up with some.
The Door In The Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
This was a book we first encountered several years ago. We used it as a read aloud and it was wonderful.
A young nobleman’s son is left at home when his mother and father are called away to their duties. When an illness overtakes the village, he is left alone to beat the illness and consequences of it. Thankfully a monk finds and cares for him. While recovering with the monk, he learns the skill of woodcarving but also strength and patience. Then, they travels together through much danger to the great castle. This is the tale of their journey and the lessons learned through it.
D’Aulaire Book of Greek Myths by Ingrid D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
Miss L loves this book. She has done full study of this book and read it several times. The drawings are just stunningly beautiful and bring the stories to life. This book covers Greek myths from the beginning and include all of the ones you think of. Well written, engaging, and accompanied by lovely drawings, this is a book that we think everyone should enjoy.
Dear America series
The girls have really enjoyed this series and learned a tremendous amount from it. These are historical fiction stories. Each is writtten as the diary of a young girl. Each girl is from a different place and/or a different time. Through her diary entries, the reader learns about family structure, culture, what the world was like, what life was like, trials and joys, and more. These are very pleasurable to read and bring to life what different times and places might have been like.
Others the girls recommend:
Dragon’s Breath (book 2 of series) by E D Baker
Dark Tide (book 3 of series) by Jennifer Donnelly
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