Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Book Review: Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression is a riot of a memoir about the author's childhood. She recounts a series of anecdotes from her life growing up on a farm during the depression and gives a glimpse of a time nearly forgotten for us young 'uns. Also replete with interesting recipes and humorous phrases from the time.

This book was so much fun to read! Kalish writes as if she was your own grandmother, recounting her childhood experiences. The quirky and endearing phrases she uses and first person narrative gives it a story-telling aspect. I laughed out loud during many parts and really learned a lot about what it was like growing up when and where she did.

s-factor: !@

One section where she recounts how she learned about swear words. Easily skipped over for those likely to be offended.

mrg-factor: none

v-factor: none

Overall rating: ****

1 comment :

  1. I don't know that I'll read this book any time soon, but I like the title.


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