The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) - IMDb
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
There are times when a picture can say it better than any words I can write. It was a stormy day here in the Maritimes as the first heavy snowfall of the season played havoc with schools and road. I also discovered that one of my favourite authors on the whole planet passed away two days ago. I was a gangly 13 year old when I first read the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy and the sub trilogy of Dragon Song, Dragon Singer, Dragon Drums. Somehow, between those pages where Anne McCaffrey wove such…
Building a magnificent Dawn Treader!
Two days ago we went out to see the building of the Dawn Treader...and what a sight that was! I won't comment much, I'll let the photos do the talking! Click open any of the photos to see full size. If you haven't already seen the photos of Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie set, pop on over and take a look after looking at these photos. This is a great shot but this side is yet to have the wing put on. This has been built at the end of a very long, narrow strip of land, surrounded by the sea…
Caddie Woodlawn, by Carol Ryrie Brink
I did love this book during my tween years, and now rereading it as an adult, all I can think of is how very much like the Little House books it is. But this story takes place at least 15 years before Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth. And interestingly enough, I counted at least two stories in this book that I also remember having read in the Little House series. I think perhaps they simply became Wisconsin urban legend. I did my google maps homework and found that Laura was born less than 40…
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