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The Very First Book I Bought with My Own Money

April 27, 2010  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: The Craft   1 Comment

And I still have it.

Spies of the Revolutionby Katherine and John Bakeless

I love this book. I still read it on occasion. I believe I bought in in the fourth grade via a Scholastic school book order. I wrote my name in it several times, just to make sure everyone understood it was my book. I even wrote my phone number in it. I even took a pin and punched out my name in the back cover, in case someone who couldn’t see wanted to know who owned the book.

My oldest, of course, read it two years ago, I think. I learned to read in the third grade, not the first, as he did.

Spies of the Revolution is a well written, sometimes suspenseful look at American and British spies. If you’re a teaching parent, a used copy would be a fine addition to your library. This singular book made me very interested in US history, much more so than any other book I read/was forced to read as a child.

Comments on “The Very First Book I Bought with My Own Money

  1. coffeegeek666 April 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    long live scholastic books! I still have several books I purchased, read and enjoyed from my elementary school years. I enjoyed buying my “own” books and writing my name in them.

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