Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Finally--A Finish

I finally finished "The Bobbsey Twins" for my first book in the 2013 Pre-1960 Classic Childrens Book Reading Challenge (http://turningthepagesx.blogspot.com.).  The book is 65 pages in length and published in 1902.  The books depicts daily events of the Bobbsey family over the course of a year.  The language is a bit stilted and formal but, aside from that, the childrens adventures were no different than those of children at any time.  It was interesting to see what life was generally like the year my grandmother was born.  I have to say that it seems like the children in the book werent quite as protected as the children of today.  A definite recommend.




2 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

Personally I think children toaday are way over protected, but then I guess we are more aware of the dangers out there.

Gill

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I just think there is so much more evil in the world today. I was completely over protective of my kids and now it is worse with grandchildren