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A Dear Little Girl at School   By: (1856-1926)

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In "A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy Ella Blanchard, readers rejoin the beloved character, Katherine, as she embarks on a new adventure - school. This charming sequel continues to capture the essence of childhood and exhibits Blanchard's remarkable storytelling.

Set in the late 19th century, the story follows Katherine's experiences and challenges as she navigates the halls of a small school. Blanchard beautifully portrays the innocence and curiosity of a young girl, making readers reminisce about their own school days.

One of the book's strengths is its relatability. Blanchard depicts scenes that are not only realistic but also timeless. From making new friends to facing bullies, her portrayal of school life is remarkably accurate. Young readers will undoubtedly find solace in Katherine's journey, as they recognize their own struggles and triumphs within her story.

Blanchard's writing style is accessible and engaging, making the book an enjoyable read for both children and adults. Her vivid descriptions transport readers to the quaint classrooms, bustling playgrounds, and colorful personalities that fill the pages. She skillfully captures the emotions of Katherine, allowing readers to empathize with her as she experiences a range of feelings, from excitement to anxiety.

The book also touches on important themes such as friendship, kindness, and resilience. Through Katherine's encounters with various classmates, Blanchard subtly imparts valuable life lessons, reminding young readers of the importance of empathy and understanding.

Although the plot may seem straightforward, there are enough surprises along the way to keep readers invested. The author cleverly introduces unexpected twists and turns, ensuring that the narrative remains captivating and unpredictable.

In addition to a compelling storyline, "A Dear Little Girl at School" also features charming illustrations. These whimsical drawings bring the characters to life, adding an extra layer of enchantment to the story.

Overall, "A Dear Little Girl at School" is a delightful continuation of Blanchard's beloved series. By evoking nostalgia and capturing the essence of childhood, this book is a heartwarming read for both new and returning fans. Amy Ella Blanchard's talent for storytelling shines through in this captivating tale, making it a must-read for anyone who appreciates the magic found within the pages of a beloved children's book.

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A DEAR LITTLE GIRL AT SCHOOL

Amy E. Blanchard

[Illustration]

WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. Racine, Wisconsin

Copyright, 1910, by George W. Jacobs & Co.

Printed in 1924 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Racine, Wis.

Printed in U. S. A.

CHAPTER I

COUSIN BEN

Edna and Cousin Ben Barker were on the back porch. It was a favorite place, for it was always shady there in summer and out of the wind on cold days. If big Cousin Ben did not always like to be where Edna was, on the other hand Edna invariably sought out Cousin Ben if he were to be found about the premises.

On this special afternoon he was doing something to his wheel, getting it in order for a long ride which he had planned for the next day. Edna stood watching him, ready to hand a tool or run for a piece of rag to be used in cleaning, or to fill the oil can from the bottle on the shelf upstairs.

"Where are you going to day, Cousin Ben?" Edna always asked this for Cousin Ben's replies were generally so funny.

"I'm going to the woods," he said, "to see Johnny jump up."

"Why will he jump up?" asked Edna in pleased expectancy of something amusing.

"Because the dog wood bark, you know."

"I know dog wood blossoms," returned Edna a little doubtfully... Continue reading book >>




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