Still More Stories from Grandma’s Attic
Treasures from Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson
David C Cook/August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0381-8 and 978-0-7814-0382-5
About the Author: The late Arleta Richardson grew up an only child in Chicago, living in a hotel on the shores of Lake Michigan. Under the care of her maternal grandmother, she listened for hours to stories from her grandmother’s childhood. With unusual recall, Arleta began to write these stories for an audience that now numbers over two million. “My grandmother would be amazed to know her stories have gone around the world,” Arleta said.
I have read the first two books about Grandma's Attic and these two are just as charming. As I am a grandma I know how these stories can get told to those little ears that does not believe you were ever small. I love to see the look in their eyes when I tell them something in my past just as Arleta Richardson does about her Grandma. She makes each chapter a different story and they are so interesting. In book three I loved the way Grandma and her best friend Sarah Jane could come up with something all the time to get them in trouble. I guess the best one from these two books was the story where Arleta had ordered something free from a catalog and it was some anti wrinkle cream. She and Sarah read in an aunt's magazine where you could mix honey, wax and lemons together and when it cooled you put it on your face and it was take the wrinkles off and also freckles. They didn't have wrinkles but Arleta had freckles, so they slipped and mixed all of this up and carried it upstairs and put it on their faces. They didn't know how lone to wait but when they though they had waited long enough they tried to get it off and there was no way they could get the hard stuff from their faces. So they had to tell the Ma and when it came off it tool skin and freckles. They decided then that was something they would never try again.
Both of the books have chapter after chapter with stories as this. It is great for an old great-grandma as myself to read and also to read to your children and grandchildren. So good!!
Thanks to B and B Media Group for sending me these two books to review.