Pocketful of Pinecones
– Nature Study with the Gentle Art of Learningby Karen AndreolaAdd to Amazon Cart
Message by the author:
“I wish I could be a fly on your wall,” I’d been told. “I could use a closer look at the gentle art of learning.”
I'm flattered. But I like my privacy. So I wrote a story. I meant it to be a pleasant and relaxing way to get a closer look at a lifestyle of learning. It touches upon a range of subjects but its emphasis is nature study.
Homeschool moms will relate to the main character Carol, who on her feet industriously caring for her family. She has worries, hopes, joys and disappointments.
Although not the most confident of mothers, she is determined go ahead with plans to home educate. She learns as she goes. Carol takes naturewalks with her children. Together they observe God’s marvelous creation and record their finds in their Nature Notebooks. In fact, throughout the year they observe more than 200 “finds” – which are noted with Latin names at the end of the chapters.
I wrote Pocketful of Pinecones in hopes that it would minister and be advantageous for Mother Culture™. The chapters are short enough for the mother who has just snatches of time to nourish her soul. May she who reads it take courage (like Carol) to live, with her husband and children, the life she has imagined.