Vol. 7 No. 4 - A Limberlost Summer

Vol. 7 No. 4 - A Limberlost Summer

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40th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features The Harvester, Freckles, A Girl of the Limberlost, and Laddie by Gene Stratton-Porter. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 93 illustrations. 10 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Gene Stratton-Porter, Laddie, Magazine, Nancy Young & The Harvester

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Vol. 7 No. 4 of The Storybook Home Journal

A Limberlost Summer

What's in this issue?

Nature Is Always Right the Decorating article

Ideas for incorporating nature in decor, as well as furniture inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement.

I Scarcely Can Wait To Try It the Hearth article

Recommendations for outfitting an inexpensive plen aire studio.

On Purpose For You the Kitchen article

Recipes for buttermilk chicken, rusk rolls, baked beans, pickled mangoes, and berry and cream custard cake. Instructions for creating bird-shaped rolls.

The Tunes I Danced As A Girl the Music article

Sheet music for piano solo inspired by the mood of a country dance.

A Long And Happy Search the Garden article

Suggestions for collecting and creating personal herbals and herbariums.

Especially For Them the Workshop article

Ideas for creating a dish rack for bowls, plates, cups, saucers, and spoon holders along the sides.

Gene Stratton-Porter the Bookshelf article

Excerpts from an autobiography of Gene Stratton-Porter.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Lustreware, apothecary jar, pre-Raphaelite art (such as works by Edmund Burnes-Jones), carpets, and reproducible herbarium label.

An Invitation From Master Gardener Spurge the Writer's Garret article

The diary of Leornian Feldham's voyage to South Carolina and the Caribee Islands, part 3.

From the Newsroom

Art lessons offered by Al Young Studios (overview)

By Elspeth C. Young We are often asked if we give art lessons, and we are delighted to answer, "Yes! in the form of publications and online resources."  For several years, we have been (and continue to be) hard at work designing art curriculum for all ages, interests, and abilities.  Please visit the links below for ordering information as well as free online helps.

Art materials needed for these lessons are intended to be as inexpensive, child-friendly, and non-toxic as possible.  Adult supervision is recommended if only for reading instructions... Read more »

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Storybook Life (overview)

By Nancy Young
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The Papers of Seymore Wainscott TM by Al R. Young (overview)

By Al R. Young novellas constituting the papers
Novellas constituting this product are available for purchase directly and solely from Al Young Studios.  They are not available in retail outlets.  Novellas are printed on demand, and can be purchased individually.  Each 24-page novella is printed in full color.  No advertisements.  Page size - 8.5 in. x 11 in. (printed on 11 in. x 17 in. sheets, folded and stapled).  Paper weight - 24#.

The Boxwood Folios, currently consisting of a single volume, introduces the lytfolc whose world exists alongside the world of the greátfolc; however, the two peoples do not interact... Read more »

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Eastertide brioches and bouchons

By Nancy Young

For the first time ever the spring issue of the journal didn't make it out before Easter.  We blame the demise of two computers and their attendant files for the delay--luckily Tanner, our resident computer whiz, saved the work, but a new computer and reconfiguration ate up too many of the days of March.  (Of course, the issue will still be appearing in mailboxes soon!) 

By way of a modest apology, we're sending out a couple of easy, but scrumptious Eastertide baking ideas--Brioche a Tweets and Almond Bouchons as well as our wishes for a lovely and memorable Easter Sunday... Read more »

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A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Strictly speaking, A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter, is not a sequel to Freckles; however, any faithful Gene Stratton Porter fan will tell you to read Freckles before you embark on A Girl of the Limberlost. Shared characters and places make them more enjoyable when read in sequence. There is the delicious sense of revisiting old friends when the Bird Woman, Freckles, and the Angel reappear. We must admit, however, that we prefer A Girl of the Limberlost to Freckles, and, in fact, to any of the author's other works... Read more »

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Freckles by Gene Stratton Porter

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

A humid climate would not be our first choice of habitat. We like the look of the landscape in such climates, but definitely prefer arid air. Above all, we abhor snakes. Consequently, swamps are not our idea of dream locales for either recreation or residence. That being said, we find Gene Stratton Porter's ability to spin a yarn one of the finest we've ever encountered. She is a writer among writers, who very nearly convinces us that a swamp teaming with lethal wildlife is a paradise on earth... Read more »

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Laddie by Gene Stratton Porter

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Gene Stratton Porter's Laddie is a beautifully written and heart-warming tale of rural America. With characteristic skill, Porter puts the reader into the setting and feelings of the characters. Suspense is more than sufficient, and there is ample humor.
However, more than any of the books by Porter that we've listed, Laddie's plot toward the end takes what seems a perilous turn from which the recovery of the characters seems doubtful. We list the book because there may be enough enjoyment "along the way" to enable a reader to overlook the far-fetched ending... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - A Limberlost Summer

By Al R. Young The A Limberlost Summer issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Nature Is Always Right (1 page)Hearth - I Scarcely Can Wait To Try It (1 page)Kitchen - On Purpose For You (5 pages)Music - The Tunes I Danced As A Girl (1 page)Garden - A Long And Happy Search (1 page)Workshops - Especially For Them (2 pages)Bookshelf - Gene Stratton-Porter (2 pages)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Garret - An Invitation From Master Gardener Spurge (3 pages)A Limberlost Summer is the 46th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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