Monthly Archives: February 2014


Aggression, insensitivity, and apathy and have caused a lot of misery down through history. And that starts in childhood. In 2007, David Shepherd and Travis Price, two teen-age boys in Nova Scotia, Canada, decided to do something to help a Grade Nine boy bullied for wearing a pink shirt ( a colour frequently worn by […]


Renoir’s Two Sisters On A Terrace 1881 Question: Where was the famous artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir born? Answer: Limoges, France, on February 25th, 1841. Originally apprenticed to a porcelain painter, he went on to attend the famous art school, the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1874, He, along with such artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar […]


One of my favourite books as a child was The 500 Hats Of Bartholomew Cubbins. It was written by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), seventy-five years ago, and to celebrate that anniversary, his historic hat collection is touring the U.S.A. It’s already been to Tampa, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, but if you live in or near, […]


Most kids love animals, and since animals often have interesting histories, that affection can be used as an introduction to history. One example is the breed of dog famous for its rescue work in a treacherous pass located in the Western Alps. This pass is more than eight thousand feet above sea level and connects […]


And the winners are: Jess Haight (Fairday Morrow) and Penny Ehrenkranz! Each winner will receive an e-book of choice, in the format of choice, from both Renee Duke and Marva Dasef. Congratulations Jess & Penny. And thanks to all who stopped by to eavesdrop on Hetty and Eddie’s conversation.


Through some type of eerie, time-jumping technical cross-up, it appears that Hetty, a Victorian street urchin from my novel The Mud Rose, has come in contact with 1930s era boy named Eddie, who relates his real-life exploits in Marva Dasef’s Tales Of A Texas Boy. Neither Hetty nor Eddie seemed aware that anything too strange […]


The Middle Ages are also oft referred to as the Age of Chivalry, and with chivalry came romance. The first written valentines came from the quill of Charles, Duke of Orleans, who, in 1415, whiled away the dull hours of imprisonment in the Tower of London by writing romantic verses for his wife over in […]


The groundhogs predicted six more weeks of winter, and where I live, that would seem to be correct, so here are some snow/winter-based historical reading suggestions, along with a couple related to black history month and the Olympics, the winter version of which started in Sochi last week. Ages 3-7 Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen […]


Some movie ideas reflecting Black History month, either in regards to being about slavery or the civil rights movement or because they’re history-based movies with a young Afro-American hero or heroine. Akeelah & The Bee (2006) A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court (1989) Cool Runnings (1993) Forever Young, Forever Free (1975) Glory (1989) (14+) […]


Question: How many spectators attended the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France in 1924? Answer: Ten thousand spectators assembled to watchtwo hundred and fifty-eight competitors from sixteen different countries. Less than a dozen were female, and all of those were figure skaters. A kid-competitor, twelve-year-old Norwegian skater, Sonja Henie, didn’t fare too well at those […]

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