Lurking for a bit. As a former children's librarian I have too many books from which to choose!
These are from two of my all-time, favorite authors. View attachment 241722View attachment 241723 These are from two different books by Alaskan artist, Barbara Lavallee. "Mama, Do You Love Me" is a children's book that displays tons of art about native Alaskans, Russians, Alaskan neighbors and life . I don't know how many times I've read it to all four grandchildren. Four of my favorite people live in Anchorage, our son, his wife and their two sons. I love it there. The other book is called "Painted Ladies" and it is a celebration of the women of the world. The dancer is a Russian. Lavallee has a way of charming me with her wonderful paintings. The next two celebrate Charles Dickens. I doubt I've read everything he has written but I do think he is a great, traditional story teller. View attachment 241724View attachment 241725 I have seen the old, black and white movie of "A Christmas Carol" plus I've read it more than once. "Oliver Twist" is heart-wrenching and made me happy I had a home every time I read it.