Tagged: Outdoor Secrets
I recently sold our copy of Outdoor Secrets and I wanted to just comment what a darling book this is. Has SCM thought of printing it as a small hardback? I would have kept it for the long term if it were in hardback. I also wish the stories were in a sequence that generally follows the seasons. Any chance of these changes in the future? I’d buy it again!PhoboParticipant
I agree, we’ve been loving it here, but I had to go through and rearrange everything so it followed a more natural order (or at least what I imagined to be a more natural order). Hardback would be nice, but I don’t mind softcover either.
Loving this resource,
We reprinted Outdoor Secrets with the chapters in the original order, but when we did The Outdoor Secrets Companion, we put the lessons in roughly seasonal order. The table of contents with the seasonal order is in the free sample of the companion, so if you wanted to read Outdoor Secrets in seasonal order, our suggested order is available there.PhoboParticipant
Haha, I never noticed that! You guys are so clever!
I didn’t either. (blushing) That makes perfect sense to keep the original order. But what about printing it as hardcover?? For some reason it really seems to be a book that deserves that kind of presentation.Doug SmithKeymaster
We don’t print in huge quantities so doing a hardcover would be prohibitively expensive.RobinPParticipant
And just a word about hc vs. sc. Back in the “good ol’ days” hc books bindings were stitched. This made them stand the test of time. Today most books, hard or soft, are glued. In hc books, this places tremendous stress on the binding when it’s open because there is no flexibility in the cover so sc books are often more durable.rosannageislerParticipant
Also … there’s this thread to check out re. seasonal planning for OS …
SO glad you started THIS thread though … got me thinking as I prep ;0)
I just began this book and companion study anew with my dd6. It’s such a favorite. Lovely. I hope for more like this someday!BenitaParticipant
We are loving Outdoor Secrets. Doing this with my dd6 as well, missceegee. My older children keep listening in and wanting to know why I didn’t do this book with them!! Also, I have found every book in our library or thru library loan.marmiemamaParticipant
I just ordered this for my youngest, ds5, along with the companion. Really looking forward to it!TailorMadeParticipant
For those who’ve used OS, did you also use Parables from Nature? We are enjoying it this year. I’m wondering how the two compare.morgraceParticipant
@ Tailor Made – We’re doing Outdoor Secrets this year – I orginally chose it for my dd (almost 6) but after getting it, I rearranged our schedule to accomodate it as a “nature book” for most of the year so her older brother could listen in also. Whenever we finish it, we are going on to Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson. (Last year we did Among the Forest People, instead of Parables of Nature spread out over the whole year, which both kids loved.) So yes, we are adding in another book, similar to Parables from Nature, but AFTER we finish Outdoor Secrets. Hope that helps you with your choices! (I looked at Parables from Nature and the Among the People series…and Among the People was a better fit for my kids right now. There are some similarities between the two). You should be able to turn up both (Parables and Among the People) free online.
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