This book is a photo memoir depicting old photographs of family and friends on Madeline Island during the summers in the 1950s and 1960s. The book started out as an assignment for a class I ook several years ago. The assignment was to write a book about something with a lot of memories attached to it. I didn't have to think too hard to decide on writing about the dock where I had such fond memories of my childhood.
Green Grass Grew All Around
This is an old traditional folksong made famous by Pete Seeger in the 1960s and is just as appealing to children today as it was back then. It is a cumulative story and folksong starting with a hole in the ground, a tree in the hole, a limb on the tree, a branch on the limb, a twig, a nest, an egg, a bird, an eyelash, a bug, a wing and finally a germ. Children enjoy the repeating chorus and trying to remember the correct order.
This is a poem about a young girl waking up to find that it had snowed the night before as she slept. It shows the process of getting ready to go out into the snow and describes the fun that can be had once she’s out the door with her dog.
This is Madeline Island
This is a story of a boy fishing on Madeline Island. The pictures are colorful simple cut paper designs that are very appealing to young children.