A Twig Grows in Springdale
by Al Michaud
Category: Fiction / General
450 pages; ISBN: 1-4137-0781-5
Rating: 7/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Shirley A. Roe
Book Category: Fiction/Memoirs
A Twig grows in Springdale
Author: Al Michaud
A Twig grows in Springdale is- in the author’s own words, “A simple patchwork of ordinary things, ordinary people and tiny ordinary happenings.” It is the recollections of childhood during a simpler time- a time when money was scarce, family values were strong and our freedoms were threatened. Author Al Michaud takes us on a sentimental journey to the days of mothers in aprons with flour covered hands, fathers searching for work and kids who used their imaginations to create worlds of fantasy and excitement.
Each chapter is a snippet of life during the great Depression from the author’s point of view with lovable characters that everyone can relate to. The people and happenings in Springdale helped to shape the lives of countless children who look back with fond memories of “Days gone by.”
A wonderful book of memories for grandparents to read to their grandchildren or for those in their golden years to be reminded of the “Good Old Days.” Teachers would find this book helpful in relating life in the thirties and forties to students who live in an age of computers, video games and fast food. Each chapter is a story in itself making it a nice light read for a sunny afternoon.
Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews