Monday, February 12, 2007

This Week's Rainbow Book--Fanny's Dream

Today a friend reminded me of this marvelous book and I thought it perfect for our Rainbow Book this week. Why? Because this week we celebrate love. In this story, with echoes of a familiar fairy tale, Caralyn and Mark Buehner tell us about Fanny--a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying the Prince Charming type. Since her Fairy Godmother doesn't seem to be showing up, she accepts the proposal of Heber--a short, kind farmer (who doesn't exactly live in a palace). But Heber shows Fanny what real love is. He raises children with her, works hard for her, makes her laugh, and every night he soaks her tired feet in hot water. One night Fanny goes out to pick a melon and her Fairy Godmother shows up (just a little late!) and offers her the chance of a lifetime...

I'll let you read it to find out what Fanny decides. This story is a MUST READ! I'm practically tearing up just writing this post! Fanny and Heber remind us what REAL LOVE is.

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