Last week we started discussing The Year of Miss Agnes as part of the Arctic theme for our Family Exploration Book Club (Haven’t joined us yet? There’s plenty of time – come on over to our Facebook group!)
I selected The Year of Miss Agnes as one of the books for the year, even though it’s maybe not *technically* set in the Arctic precisely. As far as I was concerned, the Athabascan village setting on the Koyukuk River was close enough to the Arctic Circle in order to include one of my favorite titles.
I love the character of Miss Agnes (of course), but I love so many of the children as well – Fred is a fantastic narrator, and she brings the setting to life.
What delighted me almost as much as the book was learning about the story behind it. The author taught in the Alaskan bush for many years, and all of the characters and incidents in the book are based on people she knew and things that really happened.
If you’ve written a post about The Year of Miss Agnes, please add it to the linkup below. This is a joint linkup with the other hosts – Jessica (Quirky Bookworm) has written a post about the adorable Arctic-inspired craft she did with her 2-year-old, and Carrie (The Lion is a Bookworm – our guest host for the months in the Arctic) has shared her thoughts about the book as well. Add your post once from any one of our sites, and it will automatically appear in the linkup on their blogs. Yay technology!
1. Share a post about reading this book or one of the themed picture books. Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.
2. Link back to one of the host’s posts.
3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.
4. Please visit the person’s blog who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.
5. By linking up, you’re granting us permission to use and/or repost photographs or comments from your linked post.
Looking ahead, next month continues the theme, and we’ll be discussing Julie of the Wolves. I read this in elementary school, so it’s past time for me to reread it and see what I think about it now as compared to back then.
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