In this episode, Mystie and Brandy talk with Martin Cothran from Memoria Press. Martin is known for (among other things) his knowledge of forgotten classics – really good books almost no one remembers. It was our pleasure to discuss with Martin the nature of these books and how to find them.




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Show Notes:

    • Brandy
    • Martin
      • Fairy Tales for Young Children
      • Hansel and Gretel
      • The Princess and the Pea
      • Snow White



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7 Responses

  • This was a great episode and so needed for me right now. Little Man is a very picky reader (just as a picky eater!) and he isn’t good at choosing the really good stuff. As he said tonight, “I want something that sounds good to me.” :::sigh::: but if I can keep putting good books before him… I’ve been able to refine his taste buds, maybe I can refine his reading 😀

  • Do you happen to remember which book it was that Martin said animal lovers should read? I was cleaning the bathroom while listening and couldn’t jot it down. Now looking at the list, I cannot remember. 🙂 This was a great episode!

  • Brandy, I LOVED this episode and bought “Old Squire’s Farm” for my son for Christmas, and a Louis L’amore book for myself ????. I keep looking for Martin’s talk about blood and guys and boy’s reading (or whatever it was called, ha ha ????). Wonder if you could put a word in with Martin to load it to his site? I already have many other Mama friends of boys who would also enjoy the listen! Thanks for your podcast, I never miss one and have learned so much! Also know that you encourage more Mamas than you even know!! And I’m enjoying going through your “Start Here” guide with a few friends. So good!

    Keep up the outstanding work,
    Anna Letvin

  • I loved that you talked about Farley Mowat, even if his name was pronounced wrong. Owls in the Family and the Dog Who Wouldn’t Be are actually memoirs of sorts. They are based on Mowats childhood, and the dog and Owls in the both books are one and the same. I currently live where Owls takes place, and his descriptions are just spot on.

    • Ooh! I didn’t realize those two books go together. We have had the Owls book but not the Dog, so I bought the latter for my 10yo for Christmas. So exciting!

      How do you pronounce his name? I’d love to learn the right way to do it. 🙂

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