Publisher: Breaking The Sounds' Barrier, Reading By Ear
Publication date: 8/28/2000
Format: Spiral Bound
Age range: 3 - 10 Years
Meet the Author
Janet Smith Post
Early one morning, I began writing down things my Grandmother (a woman with grit and courage), used to say. It's as though she stood up on the page and said, "Well, it's about time you let me talk--cause I've got a lot to say!" I decided to let her tell the story of Cotton Rock, and I placed it in the Ozarks on the White River (my paternal grandparents and great grandparents actually lived in the Ozarks).
Like the White River that once forged its way across the formidable dome of Ozark bedrock, scraping back the forest and scratching off the wilderness to reach its destination with the sea, Cotton Rock traces the life-journeys of the people living along its banks, their love and losses, their hope and heartaches, their glory and shame, a story told with generous helpings of Ozark folklore and humor. Although the plot is fictionalized and the names are changed, the stories are flesh and blood true.