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The Color Purple

A Moving and Inspiration Novel  For the April book box we chose the moving and inspiring novel "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. The title of the book led to the obvious theme, the COLOR purple! We had so much fun finding purple items to compliment the theme.  Publisher's Summary:  Published to unprecedented acclaim, The Color Purple established Alice Walker as a major voice in modern fiction. This is the story of two sisters—one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and...

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Irish Authors

Embracing our Irish Heritage this month!  For the March book box we wanted to pay homage to with Irish with our Irish Authors themed book box. Our primary book was "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift.  Publisher's Summary:  Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, better known simply as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a novel by Anglo-Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary subgenre. It is Swift's best known full-length work, and a classic of English literature. Other Items in the Irish Authors themed book box:  Screen...

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Gone With the Wind

An epic novel of love and war  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is one of the most beloved classics about the American Civil War. Our own memories include watching the Academy Award Winning movie with our family every year growing up.  Publishers Summary:  Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives. In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not...

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The Three Musketeers

Go on a classic adventure with The Three Musketeers We really wanted to gear up for an adventure to start the new year, so for our January Coffee and a Classic book box we chose one of the most classic adventure novels of all time, "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas. Publishers Summary:  First released in serial form in 1844, a year before Dumas’ publication of The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers was an instant success, largely due to Dumas’ transformation of the historical fiction genre. In The Three Musketeers, contrary to popular practice at the time, history acted as a backdrop for the story rather than the primary element, making it a fun and accessible read. The...

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Our Favorite Book Lover: Matilda!

Relive the magic and wonder of books through the eyes of an EXTRAordinary child While we love planning and creating all of the book boxes, we must say there really is something extra fun and special about making the classic children's boxes. We get to remember the books that make us love books and hope to share the joy of reading and a life long passion to those just getting started.  "Matilda" by Roald Dahl Matilda by Roald Dahl was my personal favorite book as a child, I think I read it 20 times, and it was so enjoyable to put this box together.  Publisher's Description:  Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a...

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