The random thoughts and whimsical writings of Cari Lyn Jones

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Read-Along Books… they’re not just for kids!

I have mentioned my early reading adventures in several posts now, and recently I have had another come floating up from the depths of my memory… Disney’s read-along books. They came with a record that slid into a pocket in the back of the book and I loved them! All of a sudden, books became …

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Fairytale Series – The Swan Maiden

I first read The Swan Maiden by Howard Pyle in those wonderful red books that I had found tucked away in my grandmama’s house. I loved the idea of a young woman who could turn into a swan, a three eyed witch who lived in a house that shone like fire and the barley woman …

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Stories Without Words

Some of our oldest stories were told in pictures. Even today, there are some wonderful books that tell their stories without any words at all. Their pictures, seeds that take root in the imagination, blooming into a different story each time we look at them. The Silver Pony by Lynd Ward is one such book. …

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