Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Little Blog on the Prairie
Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell is on the Texas Lone Star Reading List 2011-12. Could you endure the same living conditions as people who lived in the 1890’s? Genevieve Welsh must find out the hard way when her mom’s love for Little House on the Prairie causes her to book a summer family vacation to Camp Frontier. Gen, her mother, her father, and younger brother, Gavin, along with three other families give up their modern day devices and create a daily routine with only the things that existed in the 1890’s. They have to dress like pioneers, make their own food, take care of the farm animals, wash their clothes by hand, and cook without electricity. If that wasn’t difficult enough, the daughter of the family who runs Camp Frontier is as mean as Nellie Olson from the Little House on the Prairie. Unbeknownst to the others, Gen copes with the hardships by texting her friends back home with her illegal cell phone. Things get even more difficult when Gen stumbles upon a secret place and finds out that the cute guy at camp may already have a girlfriend. Read Little Blog on the Prairie to see just how hard it would be to give up your modern day conveniences and how social networking takes our communication to a whole new level.