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A Country Schoolhouse

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Tales from a small country school
In 1940, Grandpa's country school had no lunchroom or indoor bathroom and used wood-burning stoves for heat, but it wasn't completely different from today's schools. Students studied spelling and geography, United States and world history, and learned the names of all the United States presidents. And Grandpa was always the smartest -- tha
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 11th 2004 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Logan Williams
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I thought this was a decent book, but lacked many important components that picture books should have. The story is about a grandfather who is telling his grandson about his experiences in a rural schoolhouse. The grandfather excelled in all of the subjects he learned until one day a girl who became his wife became the smartest in the class. The boy then comes to terms that his grandmother is the girl that became number one in the class. It contained a great story and gave the
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The Brothers
Jan 22, 2016 The Brothers rated it liked it
A grandpa reminisces with his grandchild about how awesome it was to be taught in a one room school house and the logistics of doing so. A tad slow, but interesting walk down history-lane.

Illustrations are okay.
Kristina Arnold
A great book that describes how the classroom has changed over hundred of years. I think this book make help children be greatful for the school that they have becuase in the 1940s that did not have such great accomodations.
Brenda Thompson
A grandfather shares his memories of a small country school where he went in the 1940's.
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