04 October 2015

They Were Hard-Working and Talented

About a year and a half ago, Callan and Kinsley read a book called They Were Strong and Good by Robert Lawson as part of their homeschool. Mr. Lawson's book told the story of his parents and grandparents and how they were ordinary people who were "strong and good" and who made the United States of America a better place to live because of their contributions.

So in turn, we decided to write a book about our grandparents and great grandparents, modeling it after Robert Lawson's book. We called our book They Were Hard-Working and Talented.

Callan wrote interview questions for his mom, dad, grandparents and great grandparents. Then Callan and Kinsley interviewed everyone while we videotaped their interviews. Just this past September we got around to watching all the videos. When the person on the video said something that C & K wanted to include in their book, I would pause the video and type what they wanted to say. They wrote the headings for each page and cut out the typed words and pasted the book together.

Enjoy reading it!

We made our title page just like his. He put a cluster of objects in the middle of the page. Each object represents a person in his book. So we did the same. Each of the objects on our title page represent a person in our book, too: birdhouse, drum, microphone, sewing machine, loaf of bread, motorcycle, bank, dodo bird, farmer, baseball bat & ball.  

We used the same wording for our Foreword as Robert Lawson did.

 Their Author's Page...

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