Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney

When you were young, do you remember envisioning your life? Like where you’d go, what you’d accomplish? I don’t think I’ve ever had a specific calling like some friends of mine. I know people who would positively die if they … Continue reading

Paddle-to-the-Sea, by Holling Clancy Holling

I’ve lived in the mountains, and I’ve lived on the ocean, but I’m a Great Lakes girl at heart. I’m writing this post from my childhood bedroom almost a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan. It’s the first Christmas I’ve spent … Continue reading

The Tomten and the Fox, by Astrid Lindgren

When I was a little girl, I was utterly enamored with Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking. She was feisty and strong and yet compassionate, and for a small town girl, she was a fascinating and adventurous character. Of course, when I … Continue reading