What are the best Living Books from the Charlotte Manson Method list?

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    #1The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is a compilation of folk tales from the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, translated from the original German by Margaret Hunt. It includes tales such as Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, and Rumpelstiltskin.

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    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I was looking for a book that was on the Living Books from the Charlotte Manson Method list. Even if the Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales book wasn't on the list, I would definitely recommend it. It's a timeless classic that all ages could enjoy, and I've had all of my children read it."
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    #2The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree is a story of unforgettable perception that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. It's beautifully written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein.

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    Yolanda García
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Her name is Mason not Manson. But this book is on her list of recommended for elementary school children. The book itself is also a staple and a book I remember having multiple copies of as a kid. "
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    #3Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends

    Where the Sidewalk Ends is a collection of humorous poetry and illustrations by Shel Silverstein. It presents common childhood issues and amusing stories fit for kids.

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    Bobby Cruz
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The book given is not related to the subject. It's a decent book, for kids that are in first through fifth grades. "
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    #4Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.
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    Richard Daniels
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland is terrible solution for best Living Books from the Charlotte Manson Method list, because it is written by Lewis Carroll."
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    #5The BFG

    The BFG

    The BFG, or the Big Friendly Giant, is Roald Dahl's 1982 classic about a young girl named Sophie and a gentle giant. One evening, the BFG picked Sophie up from her orphanage, and the unlikely friends had the most colorful experiences together. 

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    David Ellis
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a classic from the beloved children's author Roald Dahl. A very creative book with a wonderful main character. Strongly fulfills the Charlotte Mason Method that “Education is an Atmosphere, a Discipline, a Life.”"
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    #6Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Based on real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls, the Little House on the Prairie is the third book of the award-winning Little House series, that captivated generations of American and worldwide readers. 

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    Jordan Walters
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Little House on the Prairie is a classic series that I loved reading when growing up. I now read them to my kids because I feel that the books help educate them as a whole."
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    #7Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin is a book by Carl Van Doren that tells the story of how the inventor Benjamin Franklin helped not just his fellow countrymen but almost all of the people using his inventions and his thirst for knowledge. 

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    Joe Miller
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Written by Carl Van Doren, Benjamin Franklin tells the story of the inventor. He was quite noble and helped people around as well as those who used his inventions. An interesting read for all."
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    #8Owl Moon

    Owl Moon
    Owl Moon is a picture book for children by Jane Yolen. The illustrations by John Schoenherr won the book the Caldecott Medal in 1988. It tells the story of little girl who goes owling with her father for the first time.
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    Judy Peterson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Recently I heard of the Charles Manson Method list and decided to check it out. Me and a friend a reading through some of the books and one that really caught our eye was Owl Moon. Jane Yolen really puts out good stuff."
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    #9Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie

    Because of Winn-Dixie is a classic teen drama novel written by Kate DiCamillo. The book won the 2001 Newbery Honor. It is about a family who moved to Naomi, Florida and there met a mangy dog they named Winn-Dixie.

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    Jordan Lane
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is one of Kate DiCamillo's best books in my opinion. My 5 year old twin grandchildren absolutely loved this book. So many different characters in this book make it a very special book. My grandchildren asked questions about every character. They loved it. A must have book for every parent and of course grandparents."
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    #10Love You Forever

    Love You Forever

    Love You Forever is a story about a mother and her love for her newborn son. This 1986 classic has sold more than 15 million copies and has been translated into other languages.


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    Brian Lee
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Definitely this romance book has an amazing story to tell, situations that happen in this book are very interesting and the characters are described very vividly, and sometimes you think that you are seeing all the situations happening in front of your eyes. I have had a qualitative time reading this book and i am sure that it will be the same for the majority of readers."
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    #11The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Boredom, curiosity, and a phantom tollbooth led Milo to the Lands Beyond, where the boy found out that life is more exciting than it seems. In Phantom Tollbooth, Milo goes on an adventure that he did not think was possible.
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    Phillip Hughes
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Phantom Tollbooth was a pretty good read. I got absorbed into Milo's adventures right away."
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    #12Black Beauty

    Black Beauty
    Black Beauty is a classic children's novel by Anna Sewell that tells the story of a horse named Black Beauty as he lives his life first in happiness in the care of a loving owner, to more unfortunate circumstances as a working horse.
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    Kathy Lucas
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I bought this book for my daughter to get her more interested in reading. She loved this book and won't stop talking about Black Beauty. She even decided to do her book report for school on this book. She has taken a love for horses. Great story about the hardships the horse went through after living a life of ease and love. "
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    #13The Long Winter (Little House)

    The Long Winter (Little House)

    The Long Winter is the sixth book in the historical fiction series Little House written by Laura Ingalls Wilder which centers on Almanzo Wilder and his brother who go on a journey in search of resources due to the blizzards. 

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    Theresa Perry
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Anyone who is a fan of Little House books or the Charlotte Mason Method will not be disappointed by this continuation of the series. It brings that realities of the pioneer days to life in a way that is engaging and makes you want to learn. It gives life to events that have the potential to be dry and boring but instead transports you to a world that amazing and engaging characters live. You feel as though you are going through their struggles when you read this book. "

Summary

Best What are the best Living Books from the Charlotte Manson Method list
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Complete Grimm's Fairy TalesBooks 27 Paid
2The Giving TreeBooks 26 Paid
3Where the Sidewalk EndsBooks 23 Paid
4Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 23 Paid
5The BFGBooks 22 Paid
6Little House on the Prairie (Little House)Books 20 Paid
7Benjamin FranklinBooks 20 Paid
8Owl MoonBooks 18 Paid
9Because of Winn-DixieBooks 17 Paid
10Love You ForeverBooks 16 Paid
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