Beautifully illustrated children’s book narrated by an eight-year-old great-granddaughter chronicles her Nana’s “free-range” adventures in the 1940s and ’50s.
In the 1940s and 1950s, children were allowed to run free, play outside and use their imaginations without parents constantly hovering over them and fearing for their safety. In her own small town in North Carolina, with very little traffic and neighbors who actually knew each other, Nana was no exception to the free-range kid phenomenon. But as an outrageously mischievous child left to her own devices, she sure got into some amazing and hilarious adventures. It was a glorious time to be a child!
Both of Nana’s parents worked and babysitting was not an option, so she and her brother were often unsupervised and regularly wreaked innocent havoc. There were very few televisions in homes and no computers or cellphones that could occupy a child’s time, so Nana and her brother found ways to entertain themselves. Nana’s stories as told to her great-grandchildren are all true. She relates how her family and neighbors survived in spite of her and is quick to let her loved ones know what not to do! Nana says if she had lived as a child today, she’d probably have been taken to a juvenile home!
My Nana Was A Free-Range Kid is a valuable children’s book and encourages respect of elders which is beneficial today even if those good old days were “weird”. You will love 8-year-old Adalee’s way of story-telling and her expressions of love for her great-grandparents and the contagious joy for the stories she shares. That joy brings honor to our older generation. The stories tie in many different lessons in what “not to do” and the themes throughout the book will surely hold imaginations long beyond the last page. Family history is a very valuable commodity! It is not often that we see a children’s book with content of substance.
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At 56 pages, My Nana Was a Free-Range Kid is available online through Outskirts Press. It is also sold through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the juvenile fiction category. Also available in iBook store under ISBN ISBN 978-1-9772-0096-9. Will soon be available for Amazon Kindle as well.
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0521-5 Format: 8 x 10 standard color paperback Retail: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0492-8 Format: 8 x 10 standard color casebound Retail: $28.95
Genre: CHILDREN’S BOOK
About the Author: Nancy Peek Youngdahl is an artist, crafter of jewelry, a soapmaker, writer and avid golfer. She loves to travel with her husband, Skip, and between them, they have six adult children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Nancy has been a schoolboard chairman and an art teacher, and she has a passion for genealogy, tracing her ancestors back thirteen generations to the late 1600s when they lived in Virginia. She is also the author of an autobiography of her family history, A Peek Into My Life. Nancy currently lives in Mebane, NC, where she and Skip enjoy attending church and playing golf.
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