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Dori's Gift

Dori's Gift
Dori's Gift
Average: 5 (2 votes)

Mom's Choice AwardIt’s Dori’s birthday and she doesn’t have to do her normal chores today. Her father makes a special dulcimer for Dori and it is the perfect gift!Angie Wilson comes from a long line of Appalachian descent. As she often listened to stories about her grandparents, she realized that yes, they faced many hardships, but each had a happy childhood with fond memories of strong family bonds. The series, “Appalachian Heritage” is a collection of stories that brings the region to life as the reader travels back to a different time- where everyone did their part, and life offered many simple joys.  


sabi's picture
very nice illustrations
Headline Books's picture
Excellent glimpse into early 1900s living in Appalachia. Author Angie Wilson brings her mother's childhood stories to life in her 'Appalachian Series.' History of the times included on page 32. The illustrations of Dori, by Ashley Teets, are based on photographs of the author's mother as a child. Good early reader and will spark conversations between the generations.

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Pages: 32
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9780938467854
Categories: Educational, Family & Friends, Girls
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: appalachia, us history, family, girls, dulcimer, birthday, gift
Date Added: October 6, 2013
Mom's Choice Award
Angie Wilson illustrated by Ashley Teets Doris Gift by Angie Wilson illustrated by Ashley Teets copyright Angie Wilson All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any other form or for any means electronic or mechanical including photocopy recording or any information storage system without written permission from Headline Books To order additional copies of this book for book publishing information or to contact the author Headline Books Inc PO Box Terra Alta WV  wwwHeadlineKidscom Tel Email mybookheadlinebookscom Headline Kids is an imprint of Headline Books ISBN13 Library of Congress Control Number  Wilson Angie Doris gift Angie Wilson p cm ISBN  Appalachia Appalachian heritage Family Dulcimer Its Doris birthday and she wonders what her gift will be She doesnt have to do all her chores on her special day but pitches in anyway This is a wonderful story of pioneer living and one in a series of Appalachian Heritage P R I N T E D I N T H E U N I T E D S T A T E S O F A M E R I C A Dedicated to For my mom Joyce Thompson Whitlow who grew up in a musical family and passed the gift on to me Acknowledgments To Jesus for His unending mercy and grace To my husband Derek for his love and support during the long process of getting published To my children and grandchildren who inspire me and I hope that somehow I will inspire them To Aunt Becky a treasure in the Thompson family that is cherished by all Special thanks to Cathy Teets Headline Books for helping this dream to come true Ashley Teets for her beautiful artwork and for being patient in this process Samuel R Sink for his vision and support Breakfast is ready yelled a voice outside the bedroom door Dori opened her eyes and realized her sisters and roommates Ruth and Becky were gone She took this rare opportunity to stretch her legs and arms as far as she could reach across the bed She loved the way the quilts felt heavy on her body she loved the smell of coffee and bac