"Tell me a story, Grandma." These magical words unlock marvelous tales of days gone by . . . days of horse-drawn buggies and fancy carriages, hoopskirts and high-buttoned shoes . . . days remembered only by Grandmother, that natural storyteller of all loving families who knew a simpler, perhaps richer, time more than 100 years ago. Come with us now into Grandma's attic, that storehouse of many forgotten treasures and --each piece reminding Grandma of a story from her childhood. . . . The day her brother's tadpoles mysteriously turned up on Pa's chair . . . the surprise party to which she invited everyone but the guest of honor . . . and dear old Grandpa Hobbs, who often forgot what day it was . . . but could recite much of the Bible by heart. Arleta Richardson has written the beloved Grandma's Attic series as well as the Orphans' Journey series. Now retired from her career as a college professor, a librarian, and an elementary school teacher, she lives in California where she continues writing and public speaking.