Book One: Happy Little Family
A Fairchild Family Story
It isn't easy being small! Life is difficult when you are too young to read, or even ice skate! This enchanting book transports you to the Fairchild house tucked amidst the pine trees of the Kentucky hills. Four year-old Bonnie lives here with her big brother and big sisters at the turn of the 20th century. This book is delightful because a beginning reader can easily read it to younger siblings, and I am sure that the little ones will commiserate with Bonnie! Bonnie wishes that she could do all the things that the big kids can do, but she learns that being small has its perks, too! What an excellent story of genuine family love! B&W illustrations. Paperback, 107 pp., ages 8-up. Ages 4-up for reading aloud.
Book Two: Schoolhouse in the Woods
The second of the four Fairchild Family series books to be brought back to young readers by Bethlehem Books.
The Fairchild Family is here again and this time, Bonnie is old enough to begin the great - School! We join Bonnie in the excruciating anticipation of the first day, when she will wear her new dress, carry a first reader and slate, and- displaying nonchalance as she braves the swinging bridge- enter into the mysteries of schoolroom learning and playground rites in a woodland setting of the early 1900s. Bonnie's older brother and three sisters, her various classmates and Miss Cora, her teacher, add their liveliness to an eventful season of learning- on every front- in the Kentucky Hills. Rebecca Caudill's unfailing insights into a child's heart are enhanced by Decie Merwin's skillful drawings. B&W illustrations. paperback, 107 pages, ages 8-up.
Book Three: Up and Down the River
Our children tore this one out of my hands the minute it came, we love the Fairchild family. They remind us of our family. Here is a delightful story of pure and simple fun, the kind we want our children to have. In Book 3 of the absolutely delightful Fairchild Family series, Bonnie and Debbie's desire to get rich causes them to respond to a sure-thing magazine advertisement. They are soon embarked upon an ambitious summer of selling "up and down the river." Not that circumstances end quite in the way they had imagined! In a surprising flurry of trading, the girls somehow accumulate wealth in the form of unexpected friends, assorted animals, and unforeseen situations, even as their collection of dimes and dollars seem always to be slipping through their hands. Bonnie and Debbie Fairchild occupy center stage in this story of a summer season in the lovely hills of Kentucky of the early 1900's. Excellent for read alouds with the whole family. (PB, Ages 8-up 160 pages)
Book Four: Schoolroom in the Parlor
~The last book in the Fairchild Family series
School in the Kentucky hills goes from August to the last Friday before Christmas. After that the snows are too high, and later, the thawing rivers too full, for the Fairchild children, and their neighbors, the Wattersons, the Sawyers, and the Huffs to make it safely to the little school house in the woods. Now that Althy is fourteen, Mr. Fairchild has other plans for the long winter months. Learn, along with Bonnie, Debbie, Chris and Emmy, what it is like to have school at home in the early 1900?s. The fourth and final book in the ?Fairchild Family? series. (Paperback, 150 pages, Ages 8+)