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Away from Home (Grandma's Attic #5)

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American life around the turn of the century is the backdrop for these heart-warming, real-life stories! And while some things have changed for girls, some haven't.Mabel and Sarah Jane contend with a new way of life when they leave for a boarding school away from their farm homes and families.
Paperback, 159 pages
Published February 14th 2008 by David C Cook (first published 1985)
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Jan 27, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: with-the-kids
This is the fifth book in the Grandma's Attic series and is a departure from her previous books. The storytelling aspect that was going in the fourth book is gone in this and replaced with a diary-entry-driven narrative. I don't think that this is a problem for the appeal although some of the anecdotes have some conjecture to them.

This is an amazingly sweet and simple book series. I can't wait to read them with my children. I have the feeling my daughter has more than a touch of "Mabel" in her!
Apr 29, 2014 Rai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
This is a book I just love. I haven't read it in probably more then a dozen years... it's a light read, geared towards a much younger audience, but I can't help but enjoy it. It's just so honest. A little heavy handed on the Christianity, but I don't mind.
May 15, 2014 Tirzah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adult readers
Shelves: ya-days-ago
This is considered the 5th book in the beloved Grandma's Attic series, but I like to think of it as a "second" series about Mabel and Sarah Jane all grown up(well, not quite grown the process of growing up!). Unlike the first four, Mabel is not telling stories to her granddaughter; rather, it is just her telling the story in first person. The girls go away to college where they soon find out the world's a whole lot bigger place than the farm with a variety of people. The writing remains ...more
Aug 23, 2015 Marah rated it it was amazing
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this series and I am a criticizer!!! ;)
Wannabe Hobbit
I've just finished reading this book for the third or fourth time. (This time in just one sitting. Amazing what you can accomplish when you have a cold and are unable to sleep.) Obviously, I love it. This time I found it especially enjoyable because I am currently 16 and will be leaving home to attend college in the fall.
I cherish this whole series. I have enjoyed reading these books with my mom, on my own, and hope that I will some day enjoy them with my own children.
Oct 05, 2009 Alisha rated it it was amazing
I have read all of the Grandma's Attic Series and Novels. They are all amazing. The Novels I have read as a whole 6 times and love them more each time. They may be on the light side as far as the amount of pages go, but they are well worth the read no matter your age!
May 12, 2009 Nieca rated it liked it
Sometimes you just need a book that gave you a smile as a child... this was one for me. Re-reading it as an adult, I still enjoyed it, though I just sailed through it, it was so easy.
Sarah Jane
Sep 12, 2007 Sarah Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have also read in the series, "18 and On Her Own.", "19 And Wedding Bells Ahead", "At Home in North Branch", "New Faces New Friends", "Stories from the Growing Years" etc...
Nov 26, 2008 Katherine rated it really liked it
While it has lost a little of the "story telling" feeling of the books earlier in the series, you'll love finding out more about Mabel!
My Mom read these books to me and my siblings one year. They are the best!
Katie de Castro
Sep 09, 2007 Katie de Castro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review I wrote after I read this book: Very good book. Definitely a re-read.
Jul 11, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing
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really good can't wait to read the others!
May 07, 2009 Hannah rated it really liked it
This is another of my favorites!
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Arleta Richardson was an author, librarian, and a teacher. The Grandma's Attic series was her most well known series. She was born in Flint, MI, and served in World War II. She belonged to the Free Methodist Church.

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Other Books in the Series

Grandma's Attic (10 books)
  • In Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic, #1)
  • More Stories from Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic, #2)
  • Still More Stories from Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic, #3)
  • Treasures from Grandma (Grandma's Attic, #4)
  • A School of Her Own (Grandma's Attic #6)
  • Wedding Bells Ahead (Grandma's Attic #7)
  • At Home in North Branch (Grandma's Attic #8)
  • New Faces, New Friends (Grandma's Attic #9)
  • Stories from the Growing Years (Grandma's Attic #10)

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