Kathleen T. Pelley




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Kathleen T. Pelley

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I was born in Glasgow, Scotland—a country famous for its heather dappled mountains, lochs, tartans, thistles, shaggy Highland cattle, sheep, bagpipes, castles, haggis, and of course, a veritable treasure chest of stories.
My gentle Irish father also loved to feed me his own tales of fairies, leprechauns, and banshees. Every summer, my two big brothers and I would visit my grandparents’ farm in Ireland, where we whiled away the days with hay-rides, turf-rides, milking cows, shearing sheep, feeding pet lambs, and organizing frog races.
My passion for stories stemmed from listening to them: crouched in front of the radio for the BBC children’s hour, or huddled before a turf fire in Ireland as the aunts and uncles talked in low, hushed voices, or
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While I am busy creating some new content for my website, I thought this might be a perfect opportunity to share with you one of my earlier posts from this same time of year back in 2015. The readaloud that I referred to back then was Mabela the Clever, but since this month’s readaloud in 2017 is—another African...

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Robert Frost

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