Enjoy the Christmas and New Year's celebrations!
With all the visiting and gifting and eating, it's hard not to enjoy this time of year. For most of us, it's prime family time filled with fun, excitment, and sharing. But, don't forget that school vacations are a great time for children to read something besides textbooks and comic books. Curling up in a warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book is a wonderful and enriching way to spend an afternoon or evening.
By next Christmas, we hope to have a new book ready to read. It will be set in the 1920s in the part of Kentucky where Mammoth Cave and other caves are located. It tells the story of 12-year-old Torry whose family owns a cave they want to make as popular as Mammoth Cave.
Kentucky Girls Books feature brave, young Kentucky girls facing realistic problems in historic settings.
Rebecca chats with visitors
to the Kentucky Book Fair
Our stories of girls from long ago are meant to inspire today's Kentucky girls to take women’s issues to heart and seek their own rightful place in the world.
|| Our first Kentucky Girls Books adventure is Road to Pleasant Hill.|
Here's a sample you can read now.
| Betsy had barely closed her eyes when she heard a breathy, hacking noise coming from one of the nearby beds. It sounded deep and raspy, like the way Tad coughed when he had the croup as a baby.|
| Betsy looked over at Grace. From the rise and fall of the blankets, and the deep sighs coming from beneath them, she could tell Grace was sound asleep. There it was again, a bit muffled, but definitely a cough. It must be coming from Ruth, Betsy thought. Ruth was the only other person in the room.|
| Peeking over the covers, Betsy adjusted her eyes to the moonlight that bathed the room. With Ruth’s bed right next to hers, Betsy could easily watch a thin, white arm snake from beneath the blankets and reach under the mattress. The arm pulled out what looked like a small twig of dried leaves.|