February 2015 archive

Tidbit Histories – The Story of Ferdinand Written in Record Time!

When inspiration hits, books can be written with amazing speed. A contender for the world record, though, is one of the most beloved children’s books of the 20th century.  Munro Leaf jotted down THE STORY OF FERDINAND on a yellow legal pad for his illustrator friend, Robert Lawson, in less than one hour. May Massee, …

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Tidbit Histories – Did Mary Really Have a Little Lamb?

On a cold March morning in the early days of the nineteenth century, a young girl named Mary Sawyer went to the barn with her father. That night two lambs had been born and one had been forsaken by its mother. Mary nurtured the newborn and they grew inseparable. Mary even took the lamb to …

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