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The Nutcracker

Christmas is just around the corner, the days are getting dark and cold, but now is the time of some of our warmest memories and traditions.  I have always been entranced by the Nutcracker Ballet and loved the various retellings I have read as well as watching the ballet.  Growing up I always wished to... Continue Reading →

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Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain couldn't come at a better time in our homeschool schedule.  My son has been reading a contemporary series called The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.  It is set in Boston during the Revolutionary War era, so he already primed for Johnny Tremain, which takes place during the same time period, though the books' themes and styles are very... Continue Reading →

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