This week has been incredibly busy, much busier than usual. In addition, the reviews have begun for the new Homeschool Review Crew year so I had a couple of additional things going on this week that I wasn’t used to. All that plus just being “off” means I am just now getting around to writing the ABC post for this week. Eeek! Hopefully, next week I can get back on schedule with some things.
R – There are honestly not that many R books out there! Did you know that? We really had to look but in the process, we did find some that we really enjoyed reading.
Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #8) by L. M. Montgomery
Rilla is the spirited daughter of Anne and is currently a teen-ager. Her life is active and full, but it will changes soon enough through the effects of WWI. These worries and changes help Rilla grow up. While the backdrop of a lot of the book it war, it is still the beloved series by Montgomery that has made us fall in love with her characters. The adventures, interest, and fun are all there in the story of Rilla.
Rose In Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
This is the sequel to Eight Cousins and features the story of Rose. Rose has come home after traveling the world. She is independent and wants to establish herself, standing on her own two feet, before she accepts any suitors. Many, though, are surrounding her and she knows she is expected to marry.
Robin Hood (The Adventures of) retold by Roger Lancelyn Green
These are the classic stories of Robin Hood. Green’s retelling is probably the best known and is one that is often used in literature classes. (That is how we stumbled across it – Memoria Press uses it in their 7th grade literature units.) Ever the hero, Robin Hood emerges over and over to battle and outwit the enemies of the people. Myths, legends, battles, and more come to life in these stories.
A confession – These are all stories that I have read at some point, though it has been a while on all of them. I relied a bunch on the backs of the books for these summaries since I don’t remember a whole lot about them. Still, two of them are by favorite authors and the other is a classic that is fun to read. So, even without recalling a lot of detail, I still definitely recommend these.
My previous posts in the series:
A – All-of-a-Kind Family and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
B – Ballet Shoes and A Bear Called Paddington
C – Counting by 7s and Cheaper By The Dozen
D – Door In The Wall & D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
E – The Endless Steppe & Ella Enchanted
F – Family Tree & Fog Magic
G – Great Turkey Walk & The Great Brain
H – Half Magic & Horse Diaries
I – Indian in the Cupboard & Island of the Blue Dolphins
J – Journey to America & Julie: An American Girl – 1974
K – Kite Fighters & Key to the Extraordinary
L – Little Women & Long Way From Chicago
M – Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle & Mistakes That Worked
N – North Child & Number the Stars
O – One and Only Ivan & Our Only May Amelia
P – Pollyanna & Prism of Wings
Q – Quanah Parker & Quake!
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