Monday, February 12, 2018

Sled Dogs, Rabbit Stew, And The House That Jane Built

This past week was a good week. Emily, her friend Katie, and I attended a wonderful event sponsored by our library. The guest speakers were from the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Cleveland. We learned about sled dogs, the sleds, how the musher trains and handles the dog. We learned about the Ididerod and Balto. And best of all, we had cocoa and donuts and happily petted the dogs.

Emily attended an overnight party at the home of a friend. I entered entered Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentiny Contest which consists of a Valentine story for kids no more than 214 words. If you are interested in my entry you can read it here. Finally, I made the most delicious rabbit stew from a rabbit ragu recipe I modified.

I rounded out this lovely week reading a book titled The House That Jane Built - A Story About Jane Addams. Jane came from a wealthy family, but as a young child she saw the difference between the rich and the poor. Her great compassion led her to open the Hull House in Chicago which was the first community center of it's kind. She lived and worked at the Hull House and helped many people through the years. I have to confess I am partial to biographical picture books and this one is particularly good.

Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. Also be sure to drop by Literacy Musings Mondays for more great blogs as well as my personal website Fun With Aileen where you will find more on reading, writing, and my very own chapter and picture books. And finally, you can find me on twitter  @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.

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