A Few of My Favorite Things
MY FAVORITE BOOKS
My very first favorite book was Pumpkin Moonshine, by Tasha Tudor. My mother said she read it to me a thousand times!
Other childhood favorites were Big Susan,
by Elizabeth Orton Jones; Now We Are Six, by A. A. Milne;
Deep River Girl, by Harry J. Albus (a biography of singer Marian
Anderson, whom I had heard sing when I was about 8 years old); Kudla
and His Polar Bear, by Miriam MacMillan; Brighty of the Grand
Canyon, by Marguerite Henry; and Robert McKloskey's Make
Way for Ducklings.
| Some favorites I enjoyed with my two children:
Clyde, by Bill Peet; Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,
by Virginia Lee Burton; Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White;
and One Morning in Maine, by Robert McKloskey.
More favorites I read with my four grandchildren a few years ago: Barnyard Dance, by Sandra Boynton; Marven of the Great North Woods, by Kathryn Lasky; When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan; and The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, by Susan Wojciechowski.
A few more favorites I like to share with kids: Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry; Linda Sue Park's A Single Shard; and Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan. Any of Chris Van Dusen's picture books make kids (and me!) laugh: A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee, and Circus Ship are three of my favorites.
Eight of my favorite nonfiction books: Snowflake
Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin; The Brooklyn Bridge,
by Lynn Curlee; Good Brother, Bad Brother, by James Cross
Giblin; Stone Giant: Michelangelo's David and How He Came to Be,
by Jane Sutcliffe; Farmer George Plants a Nation and For
the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson, by Peggy Thomas; Just
Fine the Way They Are: From Dirt Roads to Rail Roads to Interstates,
by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge; and Russell Freedman's The Voice
That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights.
one of my favorite hobbies. Living near the Maine woods is great for taking
nature photos. The seashore is not too far away, and that is another beautiful
place to shoot pictures.
– by car, boat, plane, train – in the U.S. and beyond. I love it! People
and places of the world fascinate me. National parks and forests are among
my favorite places – wonderful for hiking, tenting, and taking pictures.
a source of great joy for me! Sometimes I sit down and play the piano
or organ for hours!
SPORTS – my favorites are swimming, canoeing, and skiing. I skied with my dad until he was 87. I haven't tried snowboarding, but it looks like a lot of fun!
And when the snow is new and soft, I can't resist making snow angels!
I have a few "SIT-DOWN"
HOBBIES besides reading.
My mother taught me to sew and to knit when I was very young, and I still
enjoy both. Plus needlepoint and woodcarving. And I simply cannot resist
crossword puzzles, cryptograms, sudokus, and an occasional jigsaw puzzle!
|Do you think I'll run out of favorite things? No Way!
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