Tales from the Circle C Ranch ~ A Book Review
A few years ago we had the opportunity to read and review one of the books in the Circle C Beginnings by Susan K. Marlow. Recently we received the book Tales from the Circle C Ranch from Circle C Adventures along with Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook to review.
The Circle C Adventures are the adventures of the independent tomboy Andi Carter growing up on the Circle C Ranch in the 1870s and 1880s. Tales from the Circle C Ranch is a collection of short stories inspired by questions fan would ask Ms. Marlow. It includes stories from the Early Years (Circle C Beginnings) and the In –Between Years (Circle C Adventures). Through her adventures Andi learns lessons about life, family, and faith.
The first part of the book is labeled The Early Years. The first story begins before the first book, Andi’s Pony Trouble. It answers the questions of when Andi was allowed to wear overalls and why. There are four stories in this section. Each one is a stand alone adventure and each one clearly states where it falls in Andi’s timeline.
The second part of the book, The In-Between Years feature longer stand alone adventures that are longer in length and are divided into chapters. Like part one, each is labeled with where it fits into Andi’s timeline. These begin in June 1880 and the last one takes place in August 1881 “just before the events in Andrea Carter and the Price of Truth.”
Susan K. Marlow generously included a digital copy of the Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook. A Journey Through Learning created this educational lapbook specifically for Tales from the Circle C Ranch. Each topic of the lapbook corresponds to a specific story from the book. Some topics include: Britches, Dresses, & Overalls; History of Photography; State Fairs; Pacific Coast States, and more!
The Learning Lapbook includes study guides with all the information you need to know to complete the mini-books. The lapbook includes instructions for the mini-books as well as how to put a lapbook together and a placement guide so you’ll know exactly where to place the completed mini-books. There is at least one mini-book for each of the stories in the book. A few of the stories have two mini-book topics.
If you are already a fan of Andi and her adventures at the Circle C Ranch you’ll want to add this book to your collection. If you have not yet been introduced to Andi, check out this book. It’s a great way to get introduced to Andi and see how she grows from Circle C Beginnings to Circle C Adventures. Susan K. Marlow also has started a new series about Andi: Circle C Milestones. Tales from the Circle C Ranch is the perfect way to transition to the older Andi. The Crew reviewed book one. Book two should be released soon!
- The Vender: Circle C Adventures
- The Product: Tales from the Circle C Ranch plus Andrea Carter's Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook
- The Author: Susan K. Marlow
- Format: Paperback book plus digital Lapbook
- Age Range: Read Alone: ages 9 and up, for reading alone aged 6-8 may enjoy reading Part 1 the Early Years. As a Read Aloud: ages 6-7 and up
- NOTE: The Lapbook is available in both print and e-book versions. We received the digital version.
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