Vol. 5 No. 1 - A Betsy-Tacy Christmas

Vol. 5 No. 1 - A Betsy-Tacy Christmas

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25th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features Betsy in Spite of Herself, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Betsys Wedding, Emily of Deep Valley, Betsy-Tacy, Betsy Was a Junior, Heaven to Betsy, and Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 125 illustrations. 11 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Betsy-Tacy, Betsy-Tacy series, Betsy Was a Junior, Betsy and Joe, Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Betsy in Spite of Herself, Betsys Wedding, Christmas, Emily of Deep Valley, Heaven to Betsy, Magazine, Maud Hart Lovelace & Nancy Young

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Vol. 5 No. 1 of The Storybook Home Journal

A Betsy-Tacy Christmas


What's in this issue?

As The Bird Feathers Her Nest the Decorating article

Collecting and displaying bird-inspired motifs and accent and accessories in decor. Basic instructions for carving a bird from wood. Includes a list of seeds and other foods to attract birds.

Holding Christmas In Their Hands the Hearth article

Pattern and instructions for creating a pull-string jumping jack, painted glass ball, and angel ornament.

Milwaukee Mitbringsel the Kitchen article

Recipes for creating traditional Austrian and German confections including Vienesse Madelines, Leckerli, Zimitsterne, and Schnecken. Includes instructions for cookie decorating.

Sweet Strains From Heaven the Music article

Bookbinding instructions for creating a simple book of carols.

Gathering Christmas the Garden article

Recipes for three different potpourris and ideas for wrapping and giving them as Christmas gifts. Instructions for creating a paper potpourri sachet

For The Birds Of Winter the Workshop article

Instructions for creating a free-standing and a window sill bird feeder.

A Betsy-Tacy Countdown To Christmas the Bookshelf article

Christmas reading advent taken from the Betsy-Tacy series.

Every Child Owns Christmas the Lead article

Christmas belongs to magic, to beauty, and to the most beautiful and magical among us: To the children.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

The Perfect Christmas the Writer's Garret article

A Christmas, filled with plans and the unexpected, becomes the basis for all the best in all the rest.

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The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books are like perpetual summer. They are innocent, tender, and delightful. Difficulties arise, but never overpower the residents of Deep Valley, Minnesota. Particularly not the Ray family, one of childhood literature's few intact and fully functional families.
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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - A Betsy-Tacy Christmas

By Al R. Young The A Betsy-Tacy Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - As The Bird Feathers Her Nest (1 page)Hearth - Holding Christmas In Their Hands (1 page)Kitchen - Milwaukee Mitbringsel (1 page)Music - Sweet Strains From Heaven (2 pages)Garden - Gathering Christmas (3 pages)Workshops - For The Birds Of Winter (2 pages)Bookshelf - A Betsy-Tacy Countdown To Christmas (3 pages)Lead - Every Child Owns Christmas (3 pages)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (2 pages)Garret - The Perfect Christmas (2 pages)A Betsy-Tacy Christmas is the 31st issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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