In the 1940s and 50s, children were allowed to run free, play outside, and use their imaginations, without parents constantly hovering over them and fearing for their safety. In her own small town in North Carolina, with very little traffic, and neighbors who actually knew each other, Nana was no exception to the free-range kid phenomenon. But, as an outrageously mischievous child that was left to her own devices, she sure got into some amazing and hilarious adventures. It was a glorious time to be a child! Nana's stories which are told to her great-grandchildren, are all true. "My Nana Was A Free Range Kid" is a valuable children's book and encourages respect of elders which is beneficial today, even if those old days were "weird". You will love 8-year-old Adalee's way of story-telling and her expressions of love for her great-grandparents and the contagious joy for the stories she shares. That joy brings such honor to our older generation as well. The stories tie in many different lessons in what "not to do" and the different themes throughout the book will surely hold imagination long beyond the last page. Family history is a very valuable commodity! It is not often that we see a children's book with content of substance.