Vol. 8 No. 1 - A Quillcote Christmas

Vol. 8 No. 1 - A Quillcote Christmas

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43rd issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features The Romance of a Christmas Card, Marm Lisa, Rose O' the River, The Bird's Christmas Carol, The Old Peabody Pew, Little George Washington, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 78 illustrations. 9 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Christmas, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Little George Washington, Magazine, Marm Lisa, Mother Careys Chickens, Nancy Young, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Rose O the River, The Birds Christmas Carol, The Old Peabody Pew & The Romance of a Christmas Card

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Vol. 8 No. 1 of The Storybook Home Journal

A Quillcote Christmas


What's in this issue?

Christmas In The Kitchen the Decorating article

Includes three excerpts from Alice Ercle Hunt's illustrations for The Romance of a Christmas Card.

A Continual Feast the Hearth article

Four ideas for Christmas advent calendars: A Carey family advent, A family tree, Little Birds, and An angel advent.

Raiding The Pantry the Kitchen article

Recipes for table cheese, oil-cured cream cheese, whole wheat apple-donuts, nut donuts, and mulled cider applesauce.

Mother's Christmas Carol the Music article

Sheet music for a vocal and piano arrangement of the Christmas carol: Carol, Brothers, Carol.

Kate's Winter Garden the Garden article

Guidelines for bringing carnations, maiden hair fern, and geraniums indoors during the holiday season.

A Pantry Shelf the Workshop article

Instructions for creating a pantry shelf that serves as a cooling rack for baked goods.

As It Really Is the Bookshelf article

Talks about the importance of home in some of the works of Kate Douglas Wiggin, and features a Christmas-advent reading list from her writings. Includes one of the illustrations created by Alice Ercle Hunt, who illustrated The Romance of a Christmas Card.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Includes two excerpts from Alice Ercle Hunt's illustrations for The Romance of a Christmas Card.

Taking Leave Of Magnolia the Writer's Garret article

The diary of Leornian Feldham's voyage to South Carolina and the Caribee Islands, part 6.

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Mother Carey's Chickens by Kate Douglas Wiggin

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Kate Douglas Wiggins' Mother Carey's Chickens may not be as widely read as some of Wiggin's other favorites, such as Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and The Bird's Christmas Carol, but Mother Carey's Chickens is arguably her most delightful book.
Wiggin draws on concepts in Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies (published in 1863), in which old beasts are turned to new, and in which stormy petrels (i.e., chickens) rescue good birds and show them the way home... Read more »

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Dougle Wiggin

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Just as Kate Douglas Wiggin's life was full of compassion and creativity, so is the life of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. This charming and delightful novel introduces the reader to seven-year-old Rebecca Rowena Randall and follows her journey through childhood and adolescene.
At the outset, Rebecca goes to help her Aunt Miranda at the Brick House, even though Rebecca's older sister was actually the sister Miranda wanted. Despite the circumstances, even cold-hearted and efficient Aunt Miranda begins to see that Rebecca, though more prone to daydreaming and reading than cooking and cleaning, is just as wonderful... Read more »

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The Bird's Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

The Birds' Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin is a tender, sentimental Christmas story about the Bird family. They are a wealthy, but caring family, who would seem to have all that could be wished. Their daughter, Carol, however, is an invalid. The family secures for her all the best care and they lavish upon her truly thoughtful attentions, but she is dying. The story recounts her final Christmas wish to give a poor family, in the neighborhood, a sense of Christmas magic... Read more »

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By Al R. Young The A Quillcote Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Christmas In The Kitchen (1 page)Hearth - A Continual Feast (1 page)Kitchen - Raiding The Pantry (2 pages)Music - Mother's Christmas Carol (1 page)Garden - Kate's Winter Garden (2 pages)Workshops - A Pantry Shelf (2 pages)Bookshelf - As It Really Is (2 pages)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Garret - Taking Leave Of Magnolia (4 pages)A Quillcote Christmas is the 49th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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