Barbara J. Belisle's second children's book takes something as simple as the red clay dirt of Alabama and leads us on a wonderful, nostalgic journey. The illustrations are simple, but the impact they make is deep and heartfelt for those of us acquainted with those endless summer days. The story follows Charlie, his little brother Davey, and their big sister Abby, on a typical, southern summer day. Although this book is written for children, it will certainly resonate with an older generation. Mrs. Belisle's story could easily be about a day my grandad spent hunting crawdads in the creek, or even my own red-clay-stained adventures. Simply put, The Red Hills of Alabama is a story to which almost any Southerner can read and relate.
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ISBN 1449098487 EAN 9781449098483 Publisher Authorhouse Publish Date May 27, 2010 Copyright Date Jan 1, 1970 Binding Paperback
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- Great encouragement to get kids outside!
I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this book. I am certain that it will bring back wonderful memories for every other child raised in the South, who adored the outdoors. I can equate sliding the red clay hills of Alabama with sliding the lime deposits of East Tennessee, and there are –without doubt—other parallel experiences out there; this book will open the door for parents to tell their children about their own childhood adventures, and –perhaps even better- encourage our younger generation to get out and enjoy nature, to turn in their video games in favor of playing outside, to explore the country a bit.
A great, quick read perfect for summertime in the South… and even better, some great encouragement to help get your kiddos outside!