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10 thoughts on “The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

  1. says:

    A charming, fun little book It wasn t predictable or cliched, and I liked how it always remained quite upbeat and cheerful, even though it occasionally touches on things like loneliness and disappointment I like the ending, too, and each of the wonders of Sassafras Springs were intriguing The fantastical element is also nicely done while not strictly realistic, the stories and miracles people talk about in the book add a pleasant, whimsical, and sometimes moving, touch.

  2. says:

    The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs by author Betty G Birney is a heart warming folk tale that will inspire you to see of what life has to offer you right around your own hometown But only if you like drugged out adventures with a ludicrous country bumpkin flare This book is the equivalent of the Antiques Road Show meets Andy Griffith and Aunt Bee using a Ouija board to investigate the wacky stuff around Mayberry Sound compelling OK, I just made it sound way interesting than it really is.Eben is a young boy working on his dad s farm in Sassafras Springs, but he has a yearning to visit of the world He tells his dad that he desperately wants to visit the Seven Wonders of the World This of course is impossible because his pa is just a poor ol farmer and could never afford to help his youngster travel the globe However, they do have a cousin in Colorado Hot biscuits Pa challenges Eben to find the wonders that exist in their very own town of Sassafras Springs If Eben can pull it off in seven days, by golly Pa will get him a train ticket to go visit the fam in Colorado So Eben sets off on a mission to find the Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs What he discovers will blow your mind And if it doesn t, you ll feel like doing it yourself by the time you finish this book My initial reaction to the book is that it had good potential to teach a little lesson about loving your own home town and finding the wonder in the little things around you Nope Instead, what you get is an episode of Little House on the Prairie, except with Laura going off on acid trips and coming back to Charles to detox while discussing her hallucinations Good initial idea for a story, but terrible, undeveloped, stereo typed characters, with a corny, hokey plot that becomes boring fast.

  3. says:

    A good old fashioned story, with the moral of every place no matter how ordinary, small, or boring has something special to offer Sometimes you just have to dig a little.

  4. says:

    If any mid grade novel can be perfect, this one is When Eben, a farm boy in 1926 Sassafras Springs, Missouri sees nothing special in his one horse town, he longs to leave and visit the Seven Wonders of the World he s read about in books The Great Pyramids at Giza, Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Zeus, Lighthouse at Alexandria, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Temple of Artemis, and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon His pa challenges Eben to find seven wonders in his own backyard and if he can, his pa will pay for Eben s trip to see relatives in the Colorado mountains Some of the best stories Eben discovers come out of his neighbors mouths as they reveal their wonders to him and forever change his viewpoint of the world We would all do well to look for our own hidden wonders in front of our eyes I want to use this book as a springboard to 7 Wonders Study and collect recent world wonders, with Ben s Dream by Chris VanAllsburg as a guide Then, have students research and decide on the 7 Wonders of our hometown.

  5. says:

    Absolutely charming little chapter book for youngsters to either read themselves 4th grade and up or have read to them A young boy from a Missouri farm town dreams of traveling to Colorado and seeing the world, but first, his father challenges him to find seven extraordinary things in his own town before agreeing to the trip My 4th grade granddaughter begged me to read this story, and I really enjoyed it.

  6. says:

    I kind of loved the whole idea of this book a young boy, who really wants to travel and see the world, is told to find seven wonders in his small hometown I ve always been a big believer that there are awesome things everywhere That s a beautiful theme I loved how the whole town became interested This is a 3 4 BOB book, so I won t be using it in my classroom I m in 5th but it would be an awesome idea to look for seven wonders in your own classroom I might just do that for my class without relating it to the book.Some of the wonders include, an apple head doll, a bookcase, and a table You ll have to read the book to find out why those things are so special The Buddy sign was probably my favorite.

  7. says:

    Instant hit with the kids A treat from start to finish.

  8. says:

    Sweet Read and listen to this one with your elementary age children.

  9. says:

    Sometimes extraordinary things begin in ordinary places This is the lesson that eleven year old Eben McAllister is about to learn Living with his Aunt Pretty and his Pa in the small farming community of Sassafras Springs, Missouri, in 1923, he longs for adventure beyond the hum drum routine of farming life and spends his free time perusing a book about the Seven Wonders of the World There certainly isn t anything that interesting around Sassafras Springs Or is there Pa challenges Eben to find seven wonders in Sassafras Springs in seven days, and if he does, he will earn a train ticket to visit relatives in Colorado Eben can hardly believe it, and he excitedly agrees to the deal Working on the farm doesn t leave much time for searching, but Eben is determined to give the quest his best efforts Eben quickly discovers that not everyone takes kindly to his mission, and suddenly seven days seems like a rather short period of time However, he and his faithful dog Sal travel all over the village inquiring about wonders, sometimes accompanied by Eben s best friend, Jeb Eben comes to realize that things are not always as they appear, and sometimes the most mundane objects actually have an astonishing story to tell Along the way, he learns fascinating details about some of Sassafras Springs residents and the town s past and discovers that maybe his hometown isn t as lackluster as he always thought As Pa says, it s all a matter of perspective, and Eben s is forever changed by his quest Infused with magical realism, Betty G Birney s The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs seamlessly blends a young boy s coming of age with the tall tales typical of rural country life in this heartwarming children s novel Told in the first person from Eben s point of view, the story bears the down to earth and often humorous language of a young boy who is growing up and who is eager to discover the world outside of his small birthplace Delightful sketch illustrations add to the appeal of the narrative, which is divided into a chapter for each wonder and also subdivided into the story behind each wonder The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs is a highly creative story that will enhance the reader s imagination and lead to a greater appreciation of one s roots, no matter where they have been planted Don t be surprised if your own perspective shifts after reading this charming story

  10. says:

    What a delightful read I used this for a summer school theme for my kids www.bluegrassprincesses.com and we had so much learning about the 7 World Wonders as well as finding Wonders in our own hometown The narrator was loveable and relatable, telling the story of being bored in his simple hometown and thinking that adventure only lay in the bigger world around him which was out of reach The story was written beautifully, capturing the small town and era in such a realistic way The characters were hilarious and memorable And the Wonders, while not at all expected, were magical.I would recommend this book to any children who are bored with their circumstances because it may change their perspective on the world around them.

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