Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fairy Bread

~ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)

Come up here, O dusty feet!
      Here is fairy bread to eat.
Here in my retiring room,
Children, you may dine
On the golden smell of broom
      And the shade of pine;
And when you have eaten well,
Fairy stories hear and tell.

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

Yesterday’s was my favorite RLS, this is my little ones’ favorite — though it’s hard to pick just one, and it may be Tasha Tudor’s delightful illustration as much as the words.

I’m using Ambleside Online Year 1 with the four younger ones this year, so we spent the first few months of this school year reading one a day from A Child’s Garden of Verse, sometimes three or four a day, and nearly every day rereading something from the previous days because everyone wanted to hear it again.

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