Shabby Sunday: Big Red- 1945 (1980) Jim Kjelgaard – Book Review #VintageBooks #ShabbySunday #BigRed

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I have a bunch of old vintage books and continue to acquire more. One of my plans when  starting this blog was to do a post every now and then sharing one of my cherished vintage books. I figured there might be other book bloggers out there with some vintage books, heirlooms, or maybe some old books from childhood that they might want to share.

This meme titled ‘Shabby Sunday’ is for those who would like to participate and share some of their old vintage books. Do you have some shabby books you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to participate as anyone can join. Feel free to use my meme image if you’d like to. If you decide to do this meme, please consider linking back to me in this post so that I can see the book you’re sharing.


Last time I shared:

The Big Book of Favorite Horse Stories

Today’s Shabby Share:

Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard

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Book Review: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson Illustrated by Robert Ingpen #treasureisland #bookreview #childrensbooks

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Illustrated by: Robert Ingpen

Blurb:

Yo ho ho! Sail off on an exciting high-seas adventure, complete with memorable characters, menacing pirates, a deserted tropical island, and buried treasure! In his latest illustrated classic, award-winning artist Robert Ingpen has crafted a stunning new edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved novel, featuring more than 70 action-packed pictures.

My Review:

Quick summary: 

Jim Hawkins lives at the Admiral Benbow Inn along with his parents in an English seaside town. A man named Billy Bones comes to the inn to rent a room and begins conversing with young Jim. During their discussion, Billy warns Jim to be wary of a one-legged man. Billy is confronted by buccaneers who threaten his life, and then Jim discovers a treasure map. Others know about the map too and want to locate it, but Jim is able to hide with it for the time being. Young Jim, along with a crew, head out on a seafaring adventure to find Captain Flint’s treasure before anyone else does. 

Thoughts: 

Treasure island is an exciting adventure novel published in 1883 by Robert Louis Stevenson. The story is about buried treasure, pirates, and mutiny. It’s a coming-of-age story with iconic characters and an intriguing plot. 

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Book Review: A Very Scandinavian Christmas by Hans Christian Andersen, August Strindberg, Selma Lagerlöf, Karl Ove Knausgård… #BookReview #Christmas

A Very Scandinavian Christmas

by: Hans Christian Andersen, August Strindberg, Selma Lagerlöf, Karl Ove Knausgård, Hjalmar Söderberg, Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Johan Krohn, Hans Aanrud, Vigdis Hjorth, O.E. Rølvaag, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Moe, Zachris Topelius

Blurb:

Our fourth book in the very popular Very Christmas series, this collection brings together the best Scandinavian holiday stories including classics by Hans Christian Andersen of Denmark; Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, August Strindberg and Hjalmar Söderberg of Sweden; as well as the popular contemporary Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård. These Nordic tales–coming from the very region where so much of traditional Christmas imagery originates–convey a festive and contemplative spirit laden with lingonberries, elks, gnomes, Sami trolls, candles, church spires, gingerbread, and aquavit in abundance. A smorgasbord of unexpected literary gifts that make up a vibrant, elegant hardcover volume sure to provide plenty of pleasure and hygge, that specifically Scandinavian blend of coziness and contentment.

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Book Review: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe #UncleTomsCabin #BookReview #Classics

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Blurb:

Nearly every young author dreams of writing a book that will literally change the world. A few have succeeded, and Harriet Beecher Stowe is such a marvel. Although the American anti-slavery movement had existed at least as long as the nation itself, Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) galvanized public opinion as nothing had before. The book sold 10,000 copies in its first week and 300,000 in its first year. Its vivid dramatization of slavery’s cruelties so aroused readers that it is said Abraham Lincoln told Stowe her work had been a catalyst for the Civil War.

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