“Charlotte Mason's many pages of original writings my overwhelm some busy parents. But Penny presents to us little bites to chew, coated
with the sugar of her personal fondness for Charlotte’s ideas. She has arranged paragraphs of Charlotte's own words into study topics. This makes it a helpful companion to The Original Homeschooling Series and a
delightful introduction to the educational philosophy of my heroine. Thanks, Penny, for providing home educators a taste of something so good for them.”
--Karen Andreola, author of A Charlotte Mason Companion
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--Mary Collis, owner Homeschool Favourites, Australia
About the 10th anniversary digital edition:
"I am inspired. Not only am I ready for another read, but your inspiration is moving me to rediscover Charlotte Mason for my younger children! I like your additions. I like the electronic
pdf format, as it has color and life. I like the content and updated articles. Thank you."
“This is one of the most useful books I have. I refer to my copy often. I have used it as a study guide myself three times, working through the "Original Home Schooling Series" by Charlotte
Mason. I have used the book in two ways - as a concentrated study on separate concepts, such as how to teach Spelling; and as a reference to help me locate longer sections or
particular quotations on those topics. Miss Mason's books refer to various concepts over and over, in application to various ages, forms, or materials. Finding specific quotes is often
tedious. These collected quotations, with proper citations, provide me with quick reference to longer passages. Penny’s understanding of CM thought is detailed and accurate. I have no
hesitation in recommending this book, and Penny herself, to anyone homeschooling or simply wanting to enrich their own lives in a CM manner.”
--Lynn B Hocraffer, BS, Owner and moderator of the CMason Study Loop
“Penny’s book is a helpful addition to any home school library. It simplifies the task of topically
studying Charlotte Mason’s philosophies. I appreciate having Charlotte’s exact quotes so readily available. Indispensable for Charlotte Mason support groups.” --Catherine Levison, author of A Charlotte Mason Education and
More Charlotte Mason Education
“I'm re-reading your book now. It's such a magnificent book! Your work has blessed me exceedingly. You have the rare talent of translating Charlotte Mason ideals into practical
modern-day gems of wisdom that one can bring right home. I have been able to homeschool more effectively since reading your book and web site.” --Merri Larson, TX
Read a review by Mary Leggewie and Martha Robinson at Homeschool Christian.
"This is pure Charlotte Mason--in small servings. Want quick inspiration? Read a couple quotes! Penny has gleaned the best of Miss Mason in this slim but powerful volume. I liken
Miss Mason's own words to the pure King James Version of the Bible; her words are special! Penny adds a sprinkling of her own suggestions making this a good value, especially if you
don't want to attack the Original Series by Charlotte."
--Lorraine Curry, author of Easy Homeschooling Techniques
“Many here have actually called your book ‘The Nuts and Bolts of Charlotte Mason.’ We are recommending that they buy it with The Original series. I have found your book inspiring and a
great asset to our learning!” --Anna Hackett, owner of Fountain Resources, Australia
“It was taking me forever to read through all of Charlotte Mason’s The Original Homeschooling
Series. Then I came across Penny’s book. What a delight to read a condensation of Mason’s most important ideas! Most of all, I enjoyed the many hands-on articles to help me get started
with ‘living’ books and narration. This is one book to read over and over.”
--Tina Crowder, author of History and Geography...the Natural Way
“Mrs. Gardner, I had to tell you how pleased I am with your book. I purchased the original 6 vol. set several years ago, but ended up selling it as I found it too hard to digest. I was
searching for something, a way to teach our children. About a year ago I found a CM loop on the Internet. I knew this was the way for us, but I was still afraid to try to comprehend the series
by Ms. Mason. Then someone suggested your book. Finally it all made sense! You took the nuggets from Miss Mason and put them in a condensed, logical format that made it easy for
this beginner to understand. Thank you for making my transition to Miss Mason’s writings easier! I highly recommend your book to everyone interested in CM methods or anyone just
looking for a better way!” --Rhonda Warren, homeschool mother
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