Voices and laughter are like pebbles.

Photo source pixabay, quote is specifically from Grandfather’s dance.

Hallmark made a series of movies with Glenn Close and Christopher Walken based on the books. I liked them and on reading the stories I feel like the movies have kept the feel of the stories, although they don’t cover the entire series – they stop at Caleb’s story. I like the stories. This children’s classic describes how a woman came over from Maine to become a part of the Witting family. The stories are short, lyrical, and warm-hearted, wholesome and family-oriented. They cover timeless themes. The stories are told from the point of view of one Witting child – as if they were writing a diary.

Sarah, Plain and Tall – the first in the series brings Sarah to the Witting family from Maine. Anna, Jacob’s oldest daughter, writes it.

Skylark – an important part as Sarah faces trials in the new land and needs to mark her name on it, come down to earth from the sky. She needs to say goodbye to her home – you always miss what you saw first. Anna still narrates.

Caleb’s story – it’s a good shift because this third part is strongly a father-son story as Jacob’s father John suddenly and unexpectedly return. So Jacob, John and Caleb are in the focus, and he theme is forgiveness. Sometimes fault no longer, matters and things happen, so it’s best to grab a chance and make amends if you can.

More perfect than the moon – Cassie takes over writing the family journals. Some changes are coming and Cassie needs to make adjustments. She is an imaginative child and is encouraged to write.

Grandfather’s dance – This is a lovely goodbye. Every moment is important so you can keep it engraved forever later on.

Honestly, I enjoyed these stories;They feel sincere, like they genuinely come from the heart.

I was also a fan of the little house on the prairie movies; I am yet to read the books.

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