Friday, January 13, 2012
Book Recommendation- Little Blog on the Prairie
I just finished reading Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell.
In this book the main character, Gen, finds herself at Frontier Camp with her family for the summer instead of spending the summer at soccer camp and the pool with her friends.
The camp puts families into an 1890's frontier life where they must learn how to farm, cook, do laundry, milk cows and raise chickens.
Gen leaves her iPod with the camp director but manages to sneak a cell phone which she uses to secretly text her friends back home.
All these texts about life on the prairie are being turned into a blog by her friends called "Little Hell on the Prairie"
Fans of Little House on the Prairie books will enjoy this modern day take on prairie life.
A few years ago I got to work on the musical version of Little House on the Prairie. There was an event in this book that totally reminded me of an event in that play (also in the books).
At the theater I often see people in costumes from a specific time period using cell phones and other modern day technology. It is always pretty cool to see. There was a scene in this book that totally reminded me of seeing actors using technology while in costume.
There are other kids at the camp including a goth girl in a blended family of blonde sporty types, the cute boy, and the camp directors' daughter, Nora.
Fans of Little House books and the show Frontier Life will love this book. It is also the perfect book for the middle grade readers that can be hard to shop for.