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 →


The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

This book was such a wonderful part of my childhood, and I am super excited to share it with my daughter.  I remember getting this book when I was 7 years old, and delving into this magical land!  This was my first experience with a fantastical fantasy land and I was hooked.  To this day fantasy... Continue Reading →

Secret Garden

This is a charming story that was published in 1911. It is a bucolic tale of the redemption of two little tyrants as they learn to love, care for and cherish things and people other then themselves. The story also shows a beautiful example of unschooling.


First published in 1881, Heidi has become a classic.  It's a story of friendship and love, and appreciation of simple things.  It does, like most books from this time period, have strong religious undertones.  Much of this box is already geared toward younger children, so we are categorizing it as both a Class and a Bitty Box.... Continue Reading →

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