The Old Stone House, one of the oldest historical structures in Morgantown, has a story to tell and a place in West Virginia history. Those who lived in this historic home shaped the very fabric of their community. In this beautifully illustrated book, Sammy visits the Old Stone House with his grandmother and unexpectedly meets Tobias, a remarkable mouse who is also the keeper of the family journal, one which brings to life the compelling history of the town while interweaving the fictional lives of Tobias’ ancestors. This story of family, tradition and legacy is meant to provide our youth with a passion for history, a history which is worth celebrating and preserving.
What People Say
Tobias is up to his old tricks! Cookie Schultz introduced me to this mouse a few years back. He lives at the Old Stone House on Chestnut Street in Morgantown, West Virginia, which makes him one of my constituents, and he’s quite an historian. In Cookie’s first book Tobias: The Mouse in the Old Stone House, Tobias shared the adventures of his ancestors in Morgan’s Town, much to my delight as well as for the enjoyment of the younger members of my community.
Tobias’ Activity & Workbook for Young Learners continues the tale with illustrations and activities to entertain along the way. With insight into early frontier life, Tobias’ story provides a creative perspective to arouse curiosity and introduce the young reader to the joys of history.
I most whole-hardly recommend that you make Tobias’ acquaintance.
Wm. A. Kawecki, Mayor, City of Morgantown WV
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