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Sunday, November 1, 2009

READING ADVENTURES: owls in the family


I have to tell you all about a great little book. It's an oldie but goody. I remember my oldest son reading this one years ago and loving it and saying how funny it is. It's been on my book list for some time now and I finally got around to giving it to the other boys. (not sure if damsel will read it now or later) I must say that they loved it too. It has been retold around our house over and over. I had the boys dictate a narration and illustrate it as well. It is not an overly long or hard book to read, so it would be good for any young reader. A must read. Have fun with your reading adventures this week!!

1 comment:

Lynn said...

We loved this book. It's been awhile since we read it. Thanks for reminding me of it.

Lynn :)

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.