“In Grandma’s Attic” by Arleta Richardson

I remember reading this book when I was young, and I am so happy to see that it is still being published.   The book contains many stories as told by a Grandmother to her granddaughter, of when she was a young girl.   Most of the stories are lessons (sometimes hard ones) that (Grandma) Mabel learned: like not to stick your tongue to a pump handle; others are just amusing memories.  In them, we get to know Mabel, who, though far from perfect is wonderful to read about because she makes us comfortable.  She is not afraid to teach us lessons, using herself as the example.  

There more books in this series including a few of when Mabel grows up, goes away to school, becomes a teacher, and falls in love and marries.  There is even a couple books about her life as a wife and mother.  The adventures of Mabel and her best friend, Sarah Jane, are bound to make you laugh, sometimes wince, and rarely, make you cry.  If you like Little House on the Prairie, you are bound to love these books!   

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