Fleur du Soleil....

Fleur du Soleil....

Friday, January 6, 2012

Reading Wilde Fairy Tales For Homeschool!

My brother and I took a break after reading "To Kill a Mockingbird."  My mom pulled out this old book published in 1867!  She said she found it in her aunts basement after she died. It is Oscar Wilde's poems and Fairy Tales. We are reading a fairy tale right now and we both really like it.  The poems are very nice too as I have been still working on William Blake.  Since today is Khalil Ghibrains birthday my mom is having us work on his poetry this weekend and make paintings to go along with it.  I am already looking through my mom's hardcover that has some of Ghibrains sketches- I am very excited. 

My brother noticed that Oscar Wilde wrote this book and dedicated it to someone in the prison he was in. This prompted a whole new discussion on Oscar Wilde. My mom has his book "The Portrait of Dorian Grey" but she does not want us to read it until next year.

Yesterday my brother and I checked out "Oliver Twist" at the library, they had two copies!  We will start on these next week!
Hope you are enjoying your January as much as us- Michigan is all blue skies, warm and sunny today!  Very unusual for this time of year!  We are going outside to walk our dogs and play tag outside in a few minutes!


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