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friday's kind words

We LOVE Martin & Sylvia! My boys are 11 & 8 now and they are still into the stories, especially the nature school and any imaginative outdoor adventures. Their two favorites are STILL "Camouflage" and "Carrying Your Home on Your Back". Very often we...

sparkle craft: three paper airplanes

In the Fifty story “Ohio: The View From Above,” we learn about Blanche Noyes, the first woman to get her pilot’s license in Ohio.

The story picks up with Blanche after her participation in the world famous Women's Air Derby. She now flies a...

sparkle kitchen- canal boat campfire stew packets

In the Fifty story “New York: All Have Our Part,” Biddy is the twin daughter of two Northern Irish immigrants who came to America and were met with immediate prejudice and racism. They persevered to eventually own and run their own Erie Canal...

Four Free Stories to Help your Family Process the Bombing in Manchester

When I was 20 years old, I spent a semester in London studying art with a number of other Syracuse University students. It was glorious — it was in this season that I discovered fairy tales and realized that they were going to be a significant part...

FIFTY Study Page- Vermont: "Gift of the Dragon"

“Gift of the Dragon” is about how HS Marvel, a young cheese factory mechanic from Rome, NY, decides one day to fulfill his dream of hunting a real-life monster. In this case it is the Lake Champlain monster “Champy” - a legendary sea...