We are into the April showers (hoping to bring May Flowers). The day is once again dark, a bit of thunder and lots of water falling from the sky. It is perfect for curling up with a cup of tea and a favorite author. I have to admit I haven’t read the book yet but thought a shout out to a good author might be fun to write about today.
Over the years I have read and read aloud Mary Downing Hahn’s books. It all started with Wait Until Helen Comes, which was published in 2008. It was a perfect ghost story for my 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. Hahn’s work spans a variety of genres. She has written historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and fantasy—but she is best known for her ghost stories and mysteries.
A while a ago I wrote about Took (2015). This week while walking home from the library I found yet another of Hahn’s books. This one came out in 2014 and fits into fiction about friendships, bullies and a bit of nature.
Where I belong looks like a great middle grade read but for me who is unable to step into my lush green gardens due to mud and rain stepping into this book set in the woods might just help. It has a dedication to nemophilists everywhere – Those who love the woods.
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.
George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss