In Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

In Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

  • Spirituality - High
  • Romance - None
  • Violence - Some

Inspired by a patchwork quilt, a button box, clothing and other articles from the attic, Grandma Mabel tells her childhood adventures to her a curious ten-year-old granddaughter. In a series of episodes, Grandma weaves an interesting history of life on a small farm in upper Michigan in the late 19th century. There are run ins with Nellie the horse, the family cow, the strange Indian and of course her two older brothers.

Arleta Richardson composes a series of stories that convey faith and solid moral values. It’s easy- to-read style is conducive to middle readers, and should catch the curiosity of young girls interested in history, but the pace is somewhat pedestrian and the plot episodic. In Grandma’s Attic could be a good starter book for parents to read to their young daughters.

Age Range: 8-10 

Genre: Historical
Series: Grandma’s Attic, Book 1 of 4
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