Monday, June 30, 2008

Rave Review for LOL

The Michigan Catholic Home-Educators ran a lovely review of For the Love of Literature in their quarterly newsletter, Opus Gloria:

New Book From Michigan Author

Maureen Wittmann’s new book For the Love of Literature! is a real treasure for home schooling parents! Maureen calls her book a “glorified booklist” but it is much more than that. She has done extensive research so that you can have at your finger tips a list of 950 books pertaining to any subject at any grade level including high school.  She has mapped out a lifetime reading plan that will be useful to all ages. In addition, her book shows how literature can be used to teach and reinforce values that lie at the heart of a truly Catholic education. 
Although this book is designed especially for Catholic home schooling parents, it would be useful to any parent.  The guide can be used to teach core subjects using literature, to supplement curriculum, or just to find great books to nourish a child’s love for reading. The book lists are extensive and up-to-date and feature biographies, historical fiction, beautiful books, etc. to study any subject area of interest. A synopsis of each  book’s plot and usefulness is given. There are also chapters on implementing literature in your home school, using your library, unit studies, classical education, and more.

Maureen, who is from Howell, Michigan, is a home schooling mother of seven children and frequent speaker at home schooling conference across the country  She is also the co-editor of The Catholic Homeschool Companion, a collection of articles written by 45 home schooling parents who share their tips, tricks, and techniques to make home schooling a happier, holier, and more productive learning environment.
For the Love of Literature can be ordered from Ecce Homo Press at or call 866-305-8362. The Catholic Homeschool Companion can be ordered from Sophia Institute Press  or call  800-888-9343.  Both books will be available at the MCH book tables at the conference.

For those of you unfamiliar with the MI Catholic Home-Educators, they do a great deal to help their fellow homeschoolers through their annual conference in Lansing, the Father Hardon Scholarship Fund, and so much more. Thank you MCH!

The books can also be ordered directly from me if you'd like them signed. Just check the sidebar of this blog.

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