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Fern Valley Perfect Paperback – March 1, 2011
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Kelly Hagen ~ author of Jake and Jesus
Fern Valley is a collection of short stories; all the stories are about the animals that live in Fern Valley. I love the exciting details and imagination of each story.
This is a book that teaches valuable lesson. It is full of stories that children can relate too. I highly recommend this book for children starting to read chapter books.
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The characters in these stories are a variety of farm animals which will bring the imaginations of the children reading them to life. Aileen Stewart has a great imagination herself, as she masterfully creates these short stories to not only share her gift, but to share her own morals and values as well in such a creative and effective way.
Two of my favorite ones in this collection are The Locket and The Sitter. This little gem of a book would be a welcomed addition to any school or library. It is such a delightful book, not only to be read by young children, but a book to be read to them by parents and teacher in order to further discuss the moral messages found in it.
The characters are cute and likeable. The stories are well thought out and teach moral and relationship lessons to the readers. The writing would be able to be read by most 8-10 year olds, but even younger children would enjoy having the colorful characters and exciting stories read to them. Each short story is easily used for right before bedtime.
I enjoyed my time spent in Fern Valley and encourage everyone to stop in for a cup of tea at the tea club, build a fort on a rainy day, or try to figure out how to handle an accidental mistake. I especially enjoyed the story of the Locket, as so many children can relate to wanting something that someone else has.
~Kristi Burchfiel, Author of Without Regrets and The Daily Devotional Series
Flashback to child hood story time.
The Bernstein Bears
Beatrix Potter's stories
The Big Burgess book of Nature Stories
I happen to own a copy of the Burgess book, it's a beautiful (and very old) hard cover with gold leaves on it.
If those were any of your favourites as a child, I'd recommend getting yourself a copy of Fern Valley. I'd recommend the paperback in this case as the formatting looks great, and it's not that much more than the kindle version. Whether you are reading it to children, or just want to remember the past, and curl up with a quick evening read, you'll definitely enjoy the book.
A while ago, I read part of Fern Valley to some kids at the market for story time. I know at least one person who is itching to know what they, and what I thought.
We only had an hour to read at the market, so I chose the first story in the book, "The Club". I'll concentrate a little more on this book since I can tell you the kids' opinions as well as my own, but it's pretty indicative of the rest of the book's style. Each story is unique, and all the characters are fun to read about and follow around the pages of the book, and the imaginary world I imagine each child creates after hearing or reading the book.
I'm taking a break for `supper' (it's 8:30pm here, and it's been a long day), but I'll be back later this evening to tell you more about the book, and The Club in general.
The kids liked the story a lot. It led to those wonderful questions that children as like "Who is your favourite? Is it Betsy? Mine's Betsy.Read more ›
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Fern Valley: Aileen Stewart
In a world where both children and adults need to understand and learn lessons from each other in Fern Valley author Aileen Stewart comes... Read more
As a clinical psychologist, I am always looking for good resources to make therapy feel less like therapy with my child clients. I found just that in Fern Valley. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Books By Corine
While we were authors exhibiting our books at the Homeschooler's Convention last year, Aileen Steward and I made an agreement to exchange our books and write a review here on... Read morePublished on June 27, 2014 by Alice E. Smith
Aileen Stewart has compiled a series of engaging short stories that teach the timeless life lessons of choosing right, telling the truth, forgiving, keeping promises and striving... Read morePublished on June 12, 2014 by Karla Lowe-Phelps
During the school year, my 11-year-old son mostly reads books from the AR library at school. Now that school's out, he's working on reading through a backlog of books he bought at... Read morePublished on June 6, 2014 by Deborah Bence Boerema
This is a fun collection of short stories. The characters are cute and relate well to children. There are girlie stories and boy-ish stories, and there are some very good lessons... Read morePublished on October 21, 2013 by Monica
This is a very cute book full of little stories ideal for transition times (riding in the car, waiting for a meal at the restaurant, bedtime, etc...). Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Although my kids are grown and leaving the nest, I still enjoy reading children's books. Partly because I'm a writer and I like to know what books are circulating. Read morePublished on April 2, 2013 by readnwrite
These are very sweet stories. They teach the young readers without being overly obvious about it. I enjoyed each one!Published on January 27, 2013 by RachD