Charlotte Mason Study GuideCharlotte Mason Study Guide introduces you to the educational approach to education developed by Charlotte Mason, an influential educator in England (1842-1923). This printable e-book contains hundreds of excerpts from Mason’s six-volume set so you can read exactly what she had to say. And current writings by Penny Gardner will show you how to apply Charlotte Mason’s ideas in today’s home schools. This book stands on its own or may be used as you read Charlotte’s tomes.CM series

This book is available in two editions: the full version, including the section “The Religious Side of Education”; and a somewhat more secular version.

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Snippets of some reviews: “This is one of the most useful books I have. I refer to my copy often…. Penny’s understanding of CM thought is detailed and accurate. I have no hesitation in recommending this book, and Penny herself, to anyone homeschooling or simply wanting to enrich their own lives in a CM manner.” ~Lynn Hocraffer, owner of CMason Study Loop

“This is pure Charlotte Mason–in small servings.” ~Lorraine Curry, author of Easy Homeschooling Techniques

“Many here have actually called your book the Nuts and Bolts of Charlotte Mason… I have found your book inspiring and a great asset to our learning!” ~Anna Hackett, owner Fountain Resources, Australia

“Although Gardner’s book is stuffed with quotes, it is much more than just a sampler of Mason’s work. This is the first homeschooling book I’ve read that didn’t make me feel like a loser for not being that perfect homeschooler [that] I know I ought to be… I highly recommend this book.” ~Deborah Markus, from a review in Secular Homeschooling