booksXYZ price: $10.00
$0.50 of your order (5%) will be donated to the school of your choice.
VIEW MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS ONE
Submit a book review
Set in 1908, Meet Daisy takes you back in time when life was simple.
CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW
by Wayne S. Walker
for Stories for Children Magazine
BOOK: Meet Daisy
WRITTEN BY: Alyssa Paul
ILLUSTRATED BY: Viola Daniels
PUBLISHED BY: AuthorHouse (2008)
READING LEVEL: 2nd through 5th grades, but can be enjoyed by readers young and old
REVIEWED BY: Wayne S. Walker
This timeless treasury of three stories, each divided into five to seven chapters, was written by a nine-year-old who lives in Deville, LA. Set in 1908, it takes us back to a time when life was simpler. Daisy Anderson is a young girl, perhaps nine, who lives with her parents, big brother Lars, little sister Allie, and her Uncle Tom, Aunt Fern, and cousins Mandy and Gabriella in Missouri. In "Daisy's Camping Trip," the entire crew is invited to go camping in Virginia with Daisy's Uncle Farley, Aunt Jen, and their children Eliza, James, Hannah, Freddie, Annie, and Jane. One night, Daisy, Gabriella, and Lars get chased by wolves! The second story, "Daisy's Uncle Harry," goes back to explain an event mentioned in the first story, how that Daisy stood up for Lars when their "bossy, stern, mean" Uncle Harry was mad at her brother. In "Merry Christmas, Daisy," the compassionate Daisy arranges for everyone in her home to help the needy Crewe family and thus share the joy of Christmas with others.
In these stories, Daisy exhibits wonderful character traits such as bravery, courage, and the spirit of giving, and thus serves as a great role model for young readers. Alyssa contributes her own rural upbringing and the importance of her family to her creative writing ability. There might be a couple of items that could be considered historically inaccurate for 1908, but these are minor, and otherwise this is a charming book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Anyone who likes glimpses into how people lived in the past should find these snapshots into Daisy's activities to be fascinating--especially coming from such a young and obviously talented author!
Author's website: www.alyssapaul.com
Publisher's website: www.authorhouse.com
Library of Congress: 2008902785
Book Publisher: Authorhouse
No. of Pages: 73