I mentioned yesterday that I didn’t find a whole lot of books on Maine. Most of the ones I found were about light houses. Apparently, there are a lot of light houses up in Maine.
This particular one isn’t exactly a true story, but it is based off a compilation of several true stories.
The Sea Chest is a story about a young girl and her family who live on an island tending the lighthouse. One night a bad storm washes a sea chest up on their island, and what was found inside.
I previewed this book a couple of days beforehand, and fell in love with the story. It’s so touching and is a great multi-generational story of love. I don’t want to give away any of the details, but it was so sweet.
Before we read the book I had them guess what was going to be found in the book.
As you can guess they mostly thought treasure, gold, shells. Batman guessed a manta ray, just to be silly.
Afterwards they drew what was really in the chest.
Finally they drew what they would put in the chest. This related to the key plot point of the story, but I figured you probably can’t guess what Princess drew.
PRINTABLE: WHAT I FOUND IN THE TREASURE CHEST
It was a bittersweet day for us because one of the families in our group is moving to South Austin and so they won’t be joining us regularly. I’m gonna miss getting together with them weekly, but we’re gonna still get together from time to time.
I’m sure God will bring another family to join our little group, that’s how we got the family that just moved. I ran into her at the library while getting books for our geography group.
An Almost Unschooling Mom says
Too bad to have to break the group up – it looks like a nice bunch of kids – hopefully you'll stay in touch.
MaryAnne K says
Just requested that book from the library – I'm very intrigued!
Johnny would approve of Batman's silliness.
I hope you find another family for your group soon! I've met some of my best friends at the library 🙂
That sounds like a great book! I will have to keep my eye out for it.
JDaniel4's Mom says
I hope you find a wonderful new family soon! What great group!
Heather@Cultivated Lives says
I'm a sucker for good books, especially ones with beautiful illustrations. If I can judge anything by the cover and your recommendation, I think we'd really like that. Off to see if my library has it! 🙂
Thanks for the book and the fabulous idea!
MaryAnne K says
Okay, blame the pregnancy hormones, but that book totally made me cry.
Thanks so much for linking up to Learning Laboratory!