Ramona Essays

These essays are a Ramona  assignment from Diane's American Literature Course. Two books were written for similar reasons. One was to influence slavery, the other to influence the Indian’s problems in California. The first book was Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe.  The second is Ramona, written by Helen Hunt Jackson.  If a reader of … Continue reading Ramona Essays

Miss Jaster’s Garden

Miss Jaster’s Garden by illustrator turned author N. M. Bodecker is one of those picture books that every family library should have. The illustration has a daydream-like quality with soft watercolors, the story line is adorable and the kind that children love to giggle at, and the writing is charming and intelligent. If Anne Shirley-Blythe … Continue reading Miss Jaster’s Garden