The Little Books of the Little Brontës transports us back into time – to the 1800s that is. A breathtaking story of how the love of imagination, reading and telling stories is all a family truly needs. A must read story!
~ Momma Braga
Many years ago, the four motherless children of the Bronte family – Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne – lived in a windswept house by the moors with their father. Although their lives were often filled with sadness and their world was only as large as the distance they could walk, their INNER worlds were bound only by their imaginations. Hungry for stories, these children devoured novels and poetry, history and fables. And with the gift of a group of toy soldiers, they were inspired to make their own stories, and their own tiny books…a passion that would last them a lifetime.
The Little Books of the Little Brontës transports us back into time – to the 1800s that is. A breathtaking story of how the love of imagination, reading and telling stories is all a family truly needs.
The Little Books of the Little Brontës will enchant both those who love these literary sisters and those who are learning about them for the first time.
For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 toy soldiers out of 5! The illustrations and story truly are captivating as we feel like we have a piece of history in our hands. There are so many extras such as an author’s note, timeline of the Brontës’ lives and a fun craft with instructions on creating your own little book. We made a few of those already in our home! Just a must have book!
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About the Authors
Sara O’Leary is the author of many beloved picture books for children, including This is Sadie, which was adapted by the New York City Children’s Theatre, and its follow-up, This is Ruby. Among her most recent books for children are Gemma and the Giant Girl, the recipient of several honors in Canada, and Maud and Grand-Maud, which received three starred reviews. Sara is also the author of the adult novel A Ghost in the House. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Program, she has taught screenwriting and writing for children at Concordia University in Montreal.
Briony May Smith is the creator of The Mermaid Moon and Margaret’s Unicorn, which has been licensed in ten countries and also appeared on the Indie Bestseller list. Her other published books in the U.S. include Imedla and the Goblin King, which the Wall Street Journal called “enchantingly illustrated.” She lives in the UK.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
~ Momma Braga
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