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That Book Woman - Heather Henson, David Small
That Book Woman
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Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes... show more
Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish -- or is she braver than he ever thought? That Book Woman is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history -- the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416908128 (1416908129)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
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Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
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This book has me all tongue tied. It *got* me! I love books about books. And I really love books about unlikely people discovering the magic of books. This is one of those books. It's a fictional account of one boy's experience with the real life pack-horse librarians women who distributed books...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
"Sweet" says the PandaBat. The art does a great job of summoning Depression-era poverty, without being grim at all. I didn't know about this particular WPA project, but I liked learning a little.
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