There are piles of snow still lingering in my front yard, but I know that spring is just around the corner. And to prove it, the weather cooperated this past weekend and climbed to an incredible forty-two degrees. This was extremely agreeable to Emily and I since we had a fundraising breakfast to attend. Emily was busy bussing tables, I was busy selling books, and we didn't even have to wear our warmest socks or sweaters.
With the onset of warmer temperatures, I thought it most appropriate to read about___ SPRING! As you all know, I like to mix it up by reading both newly released books and those a bit older. This time around, I read, Andrew Henry's Meadow, which was published about ten years ago casting it into that bit older category.
Andrew Henry is a middle child, but he doesn't mind because he keeps himself occupied with his inventions. His family doesn't appreciate his creative genius, so he embarks on a journey to find a place where he can build a small house of his own. Suddenly children seem to pop from the woods like mushrooms after a rainstorm, each asking Henry to build them their own special little house because they too are under appreciated by their families. As the days pass, the families begin to search for their missing children, and in the process, they discover an incredible village in Andrew Henry's Meadow.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, my very own early grade chapter book, Fern Valley, the sequel, Return To Fern Valley, and the soon to be released Cooking In Fern Valley (fall 2015)! I'm also on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.