A set of books in the Village Book Store that deserves another mention is The Molly Stories. Marlene Reimer is both author and illustrator of these books. She has used miniature toys and the old craft of clay modeling to create sets for her stories and then used modern photographic technology to provide great background scenes. The stories are geared toward younger children, telling five stories based on Marlene’s vivid childhood memories, including the demise of a housebarn here in Steinbach. These stories come in a set of five books, which sells for only $20. Not only are they entertaining; they offer some education in local history as well.

- By Marigold Peters

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Barry is the Executive Director of the Mennonite Heritage Village. While he does not consider himself to be a historian, he places a high value on the preservation and interpretation of the Mennonite and pioneer stories that help people of all ages understand and appreciate their heritage. Learn more about the MHV.