All My Boys Book Club Posts

January 1, 2000 at 8:54 am (Uncategorized)

In honor of my youngest sons Boys Book Club I wanted to post one of my favorite poems….(Links to all my posts about book club are below too!)

The Reading Mother

I had a mother who read to me
Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
“Blackbirds” stowed in the hold beneath.


I had a Mother who read me lays
Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
Which every boy has a right to know.


I had a Mother who read me tales
Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
True to his trust till his tragic death,
Faithfulness blent with his final breath.


I had a Mother who read me the things
That wholesome life to the boy heart brings —
Stories that stir with an upward touch,
Oh, that each mother of boys were such!


You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be —
I had a Mother who read to me.


– Strickland Gillilan


Here are all the books we have done for book club so far!

Click HERE to read about Boys Book Club – Wishbone – Treasure Island

Click HERE to read about Boys Book Club – Wishbone – Beowulf

Click HERE to read about Boys Book Club – Flat Stanley

Happy Homeschooling,

Jamin

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