Hello dear friends,
Since I posted about our vintage school poster last week, I thought I'd share with you, today, a book from circa the same time period.
It is a book for the 5th class of Primary school, 10-11 year olds.
This is a short story from our ancient history, about true friendship and loyalty.
The themes change according to the season. Animals are often the protagonists.
Above, Winter, and a bird that needs feeding.
Below, May 1st, and lobsters!
There is no thing such as "generation gap". Generations are tightly knit, and children are often portrayed listening to stories from their grand parents.
From the ancient times, to modern times: The war of independence, 1821.
This is probably among my two favorite childhood poems. Although now considered naif, I love the visual impact it has, and the truth of its words.
The poet wonders what our country means. Is it the mountains, the sun, the sea?
Everything is our country, he says. And something more. Something we have deep in our hearts and is bright like the rays of the sun, and pushes us on.
I like the sketches on this book as well as the texts, that have something useful to teach a child and help her become a better person. The style, the shade of green, the two tone printing, it all speaks of times past.
I shall show you some more next week.
Thank you for coming , and thanks to Colorado Lady for hosting!
I am off to visit with you!