I've scaled back my ambitions for this summer after having a very tough winter and feeling like I need a break. However, there are a few things on the horizon:
1. Mother of Divine Grace 8th grade titles Discussion Guide available June 15th. At last!! I have had notes for this one for 3 years . . . in 4 different notebooks. Finally getting it together!! Simple discussion topics and writing prompts for Fingal's Quest (Polland), Augustine Came to Kent (Willard), Son of Charlemagne (Willard), The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Pyle), Door in the Wall (D'Angeli), Adam of the Road (Gray), Black Arrow (Stevenson).
We also have study guides for Hidden Treasure of Glaston and I, Juan dePareja nearing completion.
2. Chuiraquimba and the Black Robes by Madeleine Polland
Due out this summer. This story set in Paraguay in the early 1600s, deals with the Jesuit missions among the Guarani. As usual Polland tells a very moving story within the historical backdrop--this one a tale of conversion and loss and hope. (This another of the books from the Clarion series that we are reprinting.)
Here is a preliminary sketch for the cover art from Sean Fitzpatrick.
2. My husband and I are currently writing a study companion for Bennett's America: The Last Best Hope for use by high school American history students. We will have a "beta" version (for anyone who wants to try it) available by September, and then after we use it for the 2010-11 school year, we'll put out a final version next summer.
3. We hope to have The Father Brown Reader, More Stories from Chesterton adapted by Nancy Carpentier Brown out this year, the sequel to her The Father Brown Reader, Stories from Chesterton. These stories feature murder mysteries that have to do with appearances, sight, and seeing.
We have a wish list of other books we want to reprint . . .we'll see!!