Monday, March 30, 2009

sharing my childhood

one of the things i have enjoyed sharing with my children is literature. is there ever enough time to read all that is good, uplifting, thought-provoking, etc? as a child i had access to many children's classics and one of my fondest memories is sitting by the banks of a small creek that was set a bit behind our home while living in scotland and reading The Wind in the Willows by kenneth grahme. While in hong kong the other day i happened upon an abridged version with artwork by inga moore. i thought i would share the cover of this book with you so you can see some of this beautiful art that so wonderfully captures the magic of this book. i cannot wait to share this with my children!


4 comments:

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

What a beautiful little post you have shared here. Yes, literature is such wonderful gift to share. I loved reading how you used to sit by a creek/brook in Scotland and read The Wind In The Willows...such a beautiful picture that paints...

Maybe one day you will share my writings with your children...I hope so... :)

love,
Charity

lizzy-loo said...

charity as always you are too kind. you are a wonderful writer and i will share your writings with my children.

jeffro said...

Nice book. One of my favorites. Of course you always did steal my books. lol. Still "Call It Courage" was my favorite as a little boy. I think I read every book in that library we had in Scotland. I remember the ones about the Greek Gods coming back and living in modern day London. There were a few of those in teh series.

lizzy-loo said...

yes it was a great library. i learned a lot there. btw i had my own copy of wind in the willows and i wasn't much interested in harold robbins, it must have been someone else borrowing your books, oh except for tarzan of the apes - that was me!