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Posted October 7, 2011
Posted September 16, 2011
I consider myself a bookwoman; my license plate is BKWOMAN. When I saw the title of this book, I had to have it. The story is from the viewpoint of a rural North Carolina reluctant reader during the depression. It's written in the dialect of the area and the times. The pack horse librarians brought books to isolated farmers and mountain people who otherwise would not have had books. The women (and a few men) were determined and steadfast. The beautiful watercolors of David Small (Imogene's Antlers)add a richness to the story. I'm proud to be a librarian.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 26, 2010
Heather Hensen has a beautiful way with language! She captures the spirit of another time and place. That Book Woman tells about the pack horse riders who bravely traveled through the Appalachian Mountains to bring books to impoverished children. This little told piece of American history underscores the importance of books, and how they widen our world. This provided some great discussion among my own children, and I think it would be a wonderful classroom story as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.