Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

The Forgotten Daughter is an outstanding book by an author who was well-known for her dedication to historical accuracy. Caroline Dale Snedeker (1871-1956) wrote numerous books for children and this book is a fine example of the research she undertook to produce an historically authentic work of fiction.     The Forgotten Daughter is a … Continue reading Finding Plutarch in Unexpected Places: The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker – Newbery Honor Book, 1934

Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

    We've just finished Week 9 of Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar using Anne White's very helpful study guide. The study of Plutarch would never have been on my radar (as I explained here) but I was persuaded to have a try, at least, when I read how highly his writing was regarded by … Continue reading Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar – a 'creative' narration

Ambleside Online Year 6: looking back on the week

We finished Shakespeare's King Lear yesterday. Moozle wrote this narration on the play today in 'the style of Plutarch.'     I've mentioned in previous posts that we were watching a movie version of King Lear on YouTube. We've got as far as the end of the eighth video but I'll probably skip at least … Continue reading Ambleside Online Year 6: looking back on the week