Having raised three boys, I know that boys can lack a certain interest in reading. There comes a time when my sons have learned to read and they then begin to read on their own but, there is a little gap in their reading. This is where I stepped in as a Mother and read a big kid novel to my sons. I read one to the first two together, they were around 6 and 8. They were reading books at their level but, the depth of the story was very simple and the wonder and spark of reading a really good book just wasn't there. When I read to them I was fluent, could do interesting accents, and pronounce the unknow words, so it just translated the magic of the story so much better.
My youngest, this summer, is just the right age for the first big novel. What to read.... this is what I have been mulling over. Some of the contenders are The Hobbit, Treasure Island, and Tom Sawyer. I am still deciding. Pictured above is Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped.
Do you have any suggestions for a great novel for a young man?
Boys like romance too. They like knights in shining armor, pirates with wooden legs, and especially the thickened plot of a great adventure novel. As a mother showing them the magic of that summer reading experience has been a great pleasure.
This is my new find this week it is a Limoges teacup. I got it at the thrift store for $4! I have been looking for one of these teacups for a long time.
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Share the Shelter at A Sheltering Tree
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal CharmThrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Cottage Style Link Party at Lavender Cottage Garden