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Veritas Press ~ Milly Molly Mandy Story Book {Chapters 1-6} (Free Resources)

Milly Molly Mandy Story BookMilly-Molly-Mandy is the main character of a series of children’s books written and illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley.

This year we are using Literature Guides from Veritas Press and Memoria Press designed for the Second Grade school year.

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So far for us, this has entailed selected titles from Beatrix Potter storiesThe Boxcar Children book #1,  Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective book #1, Prairie School by Avi, Owls in the Family, and now the Milly Molly Mandy Story Book. We have more books planned for our year that are quite pulling to us including starting the Little House series!

MMM Storybook guideRight now we are about seven chapters in the Milly Molly Mandy Story Book. We are using the Veritas Press Literature and Comprehension Guide for studying Milly Molly Mandy. My daughter AppleBlossom’s favorite part is making the paper dolls included within the guide. This is new to her, and definitely something that we will try to continue with other studies in the future.

Milly Molly Mandy is a little girl who lives with her parents and some extended family. She lives in a little village that she runs errands and has free reign in. She is imaginative, friendly, precocious, and eager to help and please. Her little stories within each chapter are quite entertaining for us and AppleBlossom loves to read and related the stories to me.

We have a physical copy of the Milly Molly Mandy Story Book that we purchased on the recommendation of Sonlight P4/5 as a read aloud and while we read a chapter or two years ago, it was not until AppleBlossom started reading it herself aloud to me that we are truly enjoying it. It is available on the Kindle as well, there seem to be different version and formats available. The one entitled “StoryBook” with the pink cover that seems to match our yellow covered physical book. In regards to the kindle versions; the Adventures and seasonal titles, such as Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and School Days seem to have fewer of the little short stories or chapters as is what is within the Story Book.  If her passion about the stories continues, then we just might have to acquire a copy of More Milly Molly Mandy Stories as well!

Creative Madness Mama reads Milly Molly Mandy and activities for chapters 1-6

Using our Literature and Comprehension Guide we are learning:

  • fluently reading orally
  • gaining an increased desire for reading
  • showing comprehension
  • increasing vocabulary
  • identifying Biblical and character values and virtues
  • recognizing and learning to identify styles (myths, poems, fantasy, fiction, nonfiction, etc)
  • answering questions in complete thoughts

Projects & activities:

  • coloring
  • making paper dolls
  • recipe – blackberry pudding
  • recipe – lid potatoes (aka twice baked potatoes)

Blackberry pudding:

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#millymollymandy lid-potatoes aka twice baked potatoes ala Literature #VPSA #veritaspress

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Adventuring with Milly Molly Mandy, we have been discussing geography as she traipses all through town and have followed her directions on the map in the book cover. Our cooking skills are being exercised as we are learning to read recipes and go step by step to bake pastries and family friendly vegetables. Artistic talents are presenting themselves as imaginative play is integrated into the renewed enjoyment of colored paper dolls again and again.

AppleBlossom is gained confidence the more she reads and adventures with Milly Molly Mandy. We have discussed history, and how people used to live in villages in compared to how they live today. This entire experience with Milly Molly Mandy thus far has been very positive for my little precocious student.

Other Resources:

Milly Molly Mandy Lesson Plans from Ruth Marshall

Unit Study (including coloring pages, lapbook, and printables)

World Book Day and some cupcakes

Some of the book images colored in to view.

Have you read Milly Molly Mandy or something similar with your students? What was your favorite activity that brought the book and discussions to life?

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • What a wonderful unit! I still remember lid potatoes! We love this book and I will be reading it to Bo this year for Sonlight P4/5. I never thought to have Eliana read it too. She might be ready for that. The guide looks awesome. {So does that blackberry pudding – yum!}

    • It was difficult to cut the tops, so I went ahead and sliced them down the middle. We were still about to spoon them out and hold them in hand, though, and a half a potato was a better serving size for the girls too.

      I’ll be curious to see how you interact with it and what Bo and Eliana think. Maybe she can be the one to read it to Bo. (As AppleBlossom reads it to the Princess.)

      The free printables people have put together online are great, but the Veritas Press guide is absolutely my favorite resource for it. That’s where the recipe ideas came from and the comprehension questions are just the right amount of prompting.

      And the blackberry pudding is awesome! Nearly as good as my Healthiful Peach Cobbler, I’ll have to add it to our dessert rotation. (And THM info – I used coconut sugar very successfully in it.)