House of Literature Bookmobile

This is the place I share book (movie) selections and reviews I have found worth mentioning. I'll also share gleanings of family life, faith, home education, and ongoing writing projects. Book selections will include children's books, books on home education, Catholic books, classics, series, raising children, and books that are made for reading under a shady oak tree with lemonade, in a bubble bath with a latte', or next to a snuggly fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa. Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Miss Drama Queen was reading (and taking) a standard test prep this morning. It was on the famous musician Chopin.

"One day at school the teacher was having a very hard time keeping the pupils quiet. He tried every way and was worn out when this boy went to the piano and began to play, telling a story about robbers. When he reached the part where they went to sleep in the forest, he played softly, ah, how softly! After a while the room became very, very quiet. Suddenly the music ceased. The teacher, who had been listening, charmed, glanced up. All the noisy, restless boys were asleep---yes, every one of them---lulled to sleep by the boy, Frederic Chopin, telling a story at the keys."

Miss Drama Queen looked up at me and asked, "Was he that boring?"

I told her to decide for herself. We are now listening to The Story of Chopin courtesy of VOX Music Masters.

Update: She got all the 'programmed' answers correct, but I think she missed the overall message of the story. That's one of those times you can't just read about the masters; you must listen to them and discern what moves your soul on a personal level.


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