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4 Go Mad in Massachusetts: Adventures with the Mitchell Family from Boston to the Berkshires Paperback – March 1, 2003
Want to build togetherness, while learning about Massachusetts? 4GMIM's zany descriptions and playful illustrations will pique your family's wanderlust. -- Salem News March 27, 2003
Will whet any familys appetite for adventure. As families are staying closer to home, it may prove a worthwhile resource. -- The Patriot Ledger April 19-20,2003
Witty and wise--a great book for the glove compartment, because you never know where the road might take you. -- Boston.com Travel April 6, 2003
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A series of short stories about his family's travels all over the state make more fun reading than a bland travel book, while imparting the kind of hidden information about attractions both offbeat and obvious that often goes unsaid (like that when visiting 'The Butterfly Place' his twin boys get more excited about an infestation of mealy bugs they find, or how the boys' `Uncle Biz' accompanies them to a historic site and meets a man in period costume portraying his Mayflower riding ancestor but all he can think to ask him is "Where is the bathroom?"). From the Thermometer Museum to an Anatomical Museum, to the Freedom Trail and Edaville Railroad, Mitchell paints a portrait of the state with equal parts sarcasm, wit, and wonderment that goes far outside the lines yet entices the reader to delve deeper into finding the Massachusetts that lies just outside the box.
Bravo John E. Mitchell, bravo. And kudos indeed to the clearly talented Miss Christy Mitchell. I think this book should be a must read for every family. I gave three copies out to friends with infants just to encourage their sense of adventure. May we all "go mad" in the same fine fashion as the Mitchell's. Let's just make sure we avoid Norwell in our travels; those people are creepier than George's island.
And what explorations they have! Every chapter uncovers yet another amazing locale - each more fascinating then the last.
Harry and Hugo sound like wonderful children with vast creativity and an immense amount to offer - who wouldn't be with parents like these?
Love it! Love it! LOVE IT - keep up the good work!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is the SHIZZNIT! And I really mean it! I never knew there was so much fun stuff lurking around in my own back yard. Read morePublished on January 22, 2004
Throughout the nearly 200 pages of this book, John Mitchell finds himself facing an age-old dilemma: can a family find places to visit that won't leave at least one side of the... Read morePublished on July 10, 2003 by Steve D.