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The Black Stallion

What is it about gorgeous black horses that draw men in, set their imaginations on fire, and steal a bit of their hearts? As a child, I knew that horses were regal creatures. Because they are gorgeous, capable of intelligence, posses affection, and have a certain nobility, I was always smitten with horses. Nearly all… Continue reading The Black Stallion

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Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

I have been packing around a paperback copy of Charlie the Lonesome Cougar for almost 50 years now.  The title is from a Disney movie that came out in 1967.  I may have watched the movie on a Sunday evening “Wonderful World of Disney.”  Perhaps at a drive-in theater!  In 1968, Scholastic Books published a… Continue reading Charlie the Lonesome Cougar

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Henry Reed, Inc.

“According to Uncle Al the Princeton area is filled with all sorts of research centers. I didn’t know that the big companies had separate buildings and places where their scientists developed new products, but apparently they do. I guess that’s an example of free enterprise, and I am going to learn more about these research… Continue reading Henry Reed, Inc.

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Good Books from Louisa May Alcott

In our Little Men book club discussion a number of questions have come up about other Alcott books worth reading. While this article will be far from comprehensive, I hope that it will give lovers of Little Women and Little Men a few more gems to fall in love with. In our article about Little… Continue reading Good Books from Louisa May Alcott

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Illustrator Series: N.C. Wyeth

One of my favorite things to do is to scout used bookstores and websites for beautiful vintage copies of classic books. There is just something irresistible about leafing through thick, deckled pages and imagining the lives that the books have lived before they came to be in my hands. One of the reasons that I… Continue reading Illustrator Series: N.C. Wyeth