Monday, August 16, 2010

A Novel About Homeschooling - Giveaway

I am so excited to tell you about a great new book written just for homeschoolers. It is a NOVEL. . . That's right --- fiction! The book is called, "Bringing Them Home" and was written by Elizabeth Wiens.

The story is about the Knight family who have three of their four children enrolled in a public school.  Different things begin to happen which nudges the parents, Casey and David, to homeschool their children. We get to read about the struggles, uncertainties and triumphs of this realistic family.

Here are some of the key points in the story:

1. How does Casey handle criticism from friends and family for her decision to homeschool?

2. How does she adjust to having her children home all day and still teach and do housework?

3. What does their daily homeschool look like?

4. What kind of support does she recieve from other homeschoolers?

5. Travel with them on field trips, enrichment activities, visits to other families and a trip to a homeschool conference.

The characters in this book are lovable and are so realisitic, it could be any one of our neighbors. I was inspired, encouraged and entertained as I read. I have always wanted someone to write a novel all about homeschoolers and Elizabeth Wien has done and outstanding job.

The teaching methods of Casey are just one example of the many different ways to homeschool. Her students are ages 4, 6, 8 and 9.  I enjoyed reading about her days at home and how she handled all the different subjects. I cheered with her when her children improved in their studies. I sympathized with her myriad of emotions when there were trials or unkind things said to her. I felt a connection to her family and really enjoyed reading about their lives.

Elizabeth is currently writing a sequel! We will soon get to read more about the Knight family as they continue to teach their children. We will read about teaching teenagers and about courtship. I can't wait!

"Bringing them Home" is the story of one family's experience homeschooling for their first year. I have an additional Copy of this book, signed by the author, for a giveaway. Would you like a chance to win this book?

All you have to do is leave me a comment, telling me where you would most like to go on a field trip with your children.

For additional entries:

2. Become a Public Follower of my blog. Or let me know you are already a follower.

3. Subscribe to The Legacy of Home through Feedburner. 

4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave 3 separate comments.)

5. Tweet about this Giveaway.

6. Follow me on Twitter

7. Post about this on Facebook.

8. Choose to "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*

One random winner we be selected on Thursday, August 26, 2010. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include an email address  for me to contact you. This product will ship directly from the company.

This contest is closed. The winner is Elizabeth!

 *Disclosure -  I received a copy of this book, from the author, for review purposes.*

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108 comments:

TerriG said...

I would like to take my children to Washington, D.C. for a week long field trip.

TerriG said...

I follow on twitter accidentallyhs.

TerriG said...

I'm tweeting about this.

TerriG said...

I subscribe through feedburner. My email is accidentallyhomeschooling at gmail dot com.

Tracy said...

Oh I'd love a copy! Homeschooling mothers need all the encouragement & ideas they can get. :)

Tracy said...

I am already a follower!

Tracy said...

I already "Like" you on FB.

Tracy said...

I already follow you on Twitter, too. :)

Tracy said...

I posted about the giveaway on FB.

Maureen Makes It said...

Thanks for following. Following you too.
Maureen

http://maureenmakesit.com

Tracy said...

I have so many things I want to do with my children! Go to the zoo, museums, nature trails, history museum, old war forts, the beach...

SisterTipster said...

I'd like to take my children to Rome for a field trip. We're in the Early church (ACTS-1611)/Middle Ages this year! Thanks for this neat giveAway!

SisterTipster said...

I'm a follower!

SisterTipster said...

I'm your friend on FB! otherwise too LOL!

SisterTipster said...

Shared this on FB!

SisterTipster said...

http://sistertipster.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-novel-bringing-them-home.html

Kimberly said...

Any of the national parks.

Kimberly said...

I follow your blog.

Julia M. Reffner said...

I would love to take my kids on a Civil War battlefield historical tour.

This sounds quite interesting. I've never heard of a fictional book about hoemschooling.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle Smith said...

Our homeschool support group is planning a trip to the Tennessee aquarium this fall, so this one is on my mind right now as an exciting one! :)

ajandmichelle at juno dot com

Michelle Smith said...

I like Legacy of Home on Facebook. :)

Michelle Smith said...

I am a public follower through GFC. :)

Kim said...

I would like to take them to New York City! Thank you for this opportunity!
kimspassion4kids@gmail.com

Sweetpeas said...

In a few years (when the baby's older) I plan to use Prairie Primer (again, we modified it down to a 1st grade level and used it last year for the twins), and include one LONG field trip to visit most, if not all, of the places Laura Ingalls Wilder lived.

Taryn said...

The whole family talks about going to the Creation Museum in Kentucky. We get their answersingenesis.org newsletter.

Mrs. Mandy said...

I follow you with Google friend, Mrs. Mandy. I have actually found a few (3) books about homeschooling but each one is overwhelmingly temporary. All good but nothing the delves to deeply into the homeschooling world.

Mrs. Mandy said...

I think I'd like to take my family to Washington State to see the museums there, or Yellowstone National Park.

Tami said...

I WANT TO TAKE MY KIDS TO THE SMITHSONIAN

Tami said...

i like you on fb

Tami said...

i follow you on twitter

Tami said...

i sub to you

Tami said...

i follow you

Tami said...

i shared on fb where i am agodlyhomemaker

Tami said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/godlyhomemaker/status/21372547217

Pam at ajoyfulmoc@yahoo.com said...

The book sound very nice, and needed these days. I hope to read it one day, and the sequel too. We haven't been able to go anywhere much, camping in the yard seems the most we do! Anywhere to camp would be lovely. (We have a very large family, limited funds.) Thanks for your posts.

Kelly Land said...

I am a follower!! Love your blog!

Kelly Land said...

I am a follower!! Love your blog!

Kelly Land said...

I would most like to go on a field trip to the Agricultural Hall of Fame with the girls, we have been once before, but it was so wonderful!! We got to be in the 1800's in a one room school house for two hours. We got to use slates and do all sorts of fun things, so much fun!!

kelkayla said...

Posted on my blog here:
http://learninglandhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/08/novel-about-homeschooling-giveaway.html

kelkayla said...

Posted on my blog here:
http://learninglandhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/08/novel-about-homeschooling-giveaway.html

kelkayla said...

Posted on my blog here:
http://learninglandhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/08/novel-about-homeschooling-giveaway.html

kelkayla said...

Shared on facebook!

Kathy said...

I follow you by e-mail.

Kathy said...

I would love to take my kids to see the Grand Canyon.

Anonymous said...

I would love to take my children to Holland on a field trip, but I also know that my oldest would love to visit China.
Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to read this book!

Jessica

jessabeth7@gmail.com

Jasmine said...

I would like to take my children to Israel. I have always wanted to visit the Holy Land.

windtulilps@yahoo.com

Jasmine said...

I follow you on Twitter.

windtulips@yahoo.com

Jasmine said...

I like you on Facebook.

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Jasmine said...

I follow your blog.

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Jasmine said...

I shared on Facebook

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Jasmine said...

I tweeted.

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Corey and Bekah said...

The book looks fascinating. I'd love a chance to win!

Bekah
chsurfing@gmail.com

Corey and Bekah said...

I follow your blog.

Bekah
chsurfing@gmail.com

busymomof10 said...

This looks like a GREAT book! I so hope I win it!!! :O) If I do, I will read it aloud to my children during our lunch time read aloud!

thanks,
Elizabeth

busymomof10 said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Elizabeth

busymomof10 said...

We are moving to the Georgia coast. I am looking forward to many interesting field trips there! One place that interests me is the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick, GA. I'm sure we would need to do a lot to get security clearance, but I would enjoy taking a field trip there!

busymomof10 said...

OK. I just LIKED the Legacy of Home on Facebook! :)

Elizabeth

busymomof10 said...

I just shared this on Facebook with a link to your post!

BTW, I love your blog!!!

Elizabeth

busymomof10 said...

OK, I just subscribed to your blog too!! (Can you tell I really want to win this book!?)

Here is my email address:

busymomof10@gmail.com

busymomof10 said...

I just posted about this on my blog!

Elizabeth
busymomof10@gmail.com

busymomof10 said...

here is the link to my blog post:

http://yes-theyre-all-ours.blogspot.com/2010/08/fact-or-fiction.html

busymomof10 said...

One more time, right?? :)

Here is my blog post:

http://yes-theyre-all-ours.blogspot.com/2010/08/fact-or-fiction.html

kewkew said...

We would love to take the girls to the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum. We've been before, when they first opened, but our daughter was too young and now there are 2 more who we would love to share it with.

kewkew34@yahoo.com

kewkew said...

I am now following your blog

kewkew34@yahoo.com

kewkew said...

I subscribed through Feedburner

kewkew34@yahoo.com

kewkew said...

I blogged about this giveaway
http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-great-giveaway.html

kewkew34@yahoo.com

#1

kewkew said...

I blogged about this giveaway
http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-great-giveaway.html

kewkew34@yahoo.com

#2

kewkew said...

I blogged about this giveaway
http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2010/08/another-great-giveaway.html

kewkew34@yahoo.com

#3

kewkew said...

I chose to like you on Facebook

kewkew34@yahoo.com

kewkew said...

I posted about the giveaway on Facebook

kewkew34@yahoo.com

Janet said...

I would love to visit the Laura Ingalls Wilder house.

Janet said...

I am already a follower using Google Reader.

Linda said...

I would love to take my children to Egypt!!! My email is lflores012@gmailcom.

Linda said...

I'm already a follower =)

Linda said...

I'm following u on Twitter.

Linda said...

I tweeted about this =)

Linda said...

I suscribed through feedburner. My email is lflores012@gmail.com.

Linda said...

I like Legacy of Home on Facebook.

Linda said...

1) I posted this on my blog with a link to this giveaway. mylifeasaflores.blogspot.com.

Linda said...

2) I posted this on my blog with a link to this giveaway. mylifeasaflores.blogspot.com.

Linda said...

3) I posted this on my blog with a link to this giveaway. mylifeasaflores.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

I was just introduced to your blog today! The book sounds great!

Mory said...

I have wanted to take them on one long, year long, field trip across the US...we would read about places before we got there....

Mory said...

scootermae@msn.com
I would love to do the year long field trip, where you study about the Grand Canyon then spend a week seeing everything you read about, reading about Yellowstone and then exploring all the paint pots and geysers.....

Kristy said...

I would love to take my children to the Creation Museum

Kristy said...

Follower!

Kristy said...

Subscriber thru feedburner!

Kristy said...

I like your blog on Facebook!

Jennifer said...

The creation museum would be a wonderful fieldtrip.

Jennifer said...

I'm following your blog.

Guiding Light said...

There is an amish "thing" about an hour or two away, I believe, that I came across a couple years ago for something totally different. But, from what I remember, they had things that SHOWED folks who visited all the different things of the Amish. Now that I've brought that to mind again...I think I need to check in to it further...thanks! :-)

Guiding Light said...

I am already a follower :-)

Guiding Light said...

I shared on fb...

Guiding Light said...

I already "like" The Legacy of Home on FB. :-)

Tristan said...

I want to take my children on a field trip to China because that is what we just finished studying!

Tristan said...

I already follow your blog.

Lisa said...

I am already a follower!

Lisa said...

I would love to go to the Washington DC for a field trip when my kids are a little older.

Crissyanna said...

I want to take the girls to all the Little House on the Prairie sites!

Crissyanna said...

I am publicly following your blog! I'm Created for Home :)

crissyanna at gmail dot com

Kimberly Leui Kovach said...

We want to go on a field trip to the Grand Canyon.

kimberly Leui Kovach said...

Posted on FB

Cindy said...

I am already a follower
clemay62@rocketmail.com

Cindy said...

I believe I am already a subscriber.
clemay62@rocketmail.com

Cindy said...

I "like" you on facebook :)
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Cindy said...

I love to go to the ocean with my family
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Heather said...

I'd love to read this book. I hope I can still get in the drawing. I am a follower and like you on facebook.

Heather said...

By the way, where I would most like to go on a field trip with my family was the Creation Museum...we just got back!!

Now, I guess I'd love to go to DC and Dollywood/Pigeon Forge/Cade's Cove, TN, where hubby and I got married. We'd all love to go back there.

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