Monday, January 14, 2008

Book Giveaway - The Catholic Homeschool Companion

The Catholic Homeschool Companion edited by Maureen Wittmann and Rachael Mackson
2005, Sophia Institute Press, 482 pages, softcover, Catholic

Since I have been homeschooling since the Paleozoic era of the 1980's, there are times when I feel like I've heard it all before. Not with the Catholic Homeschool Companion. Almost every article offered me a fresh perspective, reaffirmed a belief I already had, inspired me with encouragement, or taught me something new.

Veteran homeschoolers Maureen Wittmann and Rachel Mackson have brought together in one book the real experts: Parents who have experienced what works best for them. They have practiced what they preach. If you are looking for a "how-to-manual" or a one-size fits all curriculum, you have come to the wrong place.

The book is a true representation of the homeschool community in which every family has their own particular way of homeschooling. It reflects a rich diversity of homeschool styles, covering a wide range of topics. There are even articles written from the student's point of view. In other words, the articles reflect points of view from across the spectrum of learning situations: structured learning to unit studies; the special needs child to the typical learner, families sharing a co-op homeschool to homeschooling only your own family.

Read the entire review here.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Yank

Many thanks to Maureen Wittmann for donating this book!

If you'd like to be entered in this drawing, please leave a comment before Tuesday night (January 15th) at midnight and check back on Wednesday morning to see if you've won!

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