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A Pioneer Alphabet Mary Alice Downie

A Pioneer Alphabet

Mary Alice Downie

Published
ISBN : 9780887769610
Paperback
32 pages
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 About the Book 

A is for Abigail and Anna, Zebediah’s two sisters. He is making them an alphabet book.From B, which stands for bandalore, a forerunner of the yoyo, H for the hornbook that taught children to spell, and on through the pigeons that blackened the sky,MoreA is for Abigail and Anna, Zebediah’s two sisters. He is making them an alphabet book.From B, which stands for bandalore, a forerunner of the yoyo, H for the hornbook that taught children to spell, and on through the pigeons that blackened the sky, to the uniform that Papa wore when he defended the king, right through to X for the eXhaustion of parents who are homesteading. This lovely romp through the seasons on a pioneer farm is full of fascinating information.Artist Mary Jane Gerber has placed numerous items in each of her paintings and detailed borders, and there is a useful list of them for readers to find. Author Mary Alice Downie has included detailed background notes, making this a sweet introduction to our history.From the Hardcover edition.