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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview

Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Making It by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen
Making It

Firefly, January 2, 2012

I've been following the author's blog for years, loved their first book (The Urban Homestead), and couldn't wait for this one to come out! Unlike many books that you read once and then put on your bookshelf, Making It is one of those books that you keep using over and over again. It's also one of those rare books that is geared toward people of all skill/"green" levels, as it contains projects that range from the simple to the complex. From things like natural shampoo alternatives to foraging, from making vinegar to beginning beekeeping, there's a project in here for everyone.
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Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad

Firefly, September 3, 2010

Unlike the other reviewers, my son LOVES this book! He read it for the first time in the 7th grade on the recommendation of some friends who'd read it in grade school, and it remains one of his all time favorite books. In fact, he loved it so much that he read The Iliad from which this is based (which he also loved).
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More Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual by Catherine Levison
More Charlotte Mason Education: A Home Schooling How-To Manual

Firefly, September 3, 2010

Like her first book, this covers how to implement the CM method (and not just summaries of Charlotte Mason's original works). And also unlike many other books (which seemed geared toward elementary students) this book encompasses older children, and even includes a chapter on using the CM method for high school aged students. I found myself checking it out so often from the library that my son finally told me to buy it!

(As a secular homeschooler, I should mention that this is not a secular book. However, it is rather easy to skip over the overtly religious parts.)
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