Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Puck of Pook's Hill; or, my middle-brow reading list

Kicking around for things to do with the new blog, I figured I'd post a note for every book I finish. I have trouble finishing books, so this may be a small category.

Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill

One of the kids' favorite topics of mealtime conversation is what might have happened on our little third-of-an-acre of the prairie in past years, and what might happen right here in the future. That's exactly what Kipling does with a little patch of Sussex in this book, and it's a delight. He continues the idea in his short poem The Land, which follows the ancestors of Puck's Hobden through the millenia.

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