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David Small's illustrations are just beautiful and capture a great story.
The best books are ones that can be enjoyed over and over again, and those which keep the reader thinking about them long after the last page has been read.
It is only much later that Cal begins to see the Book Woman as a truly dedicated soul, braving the harsh winter to bring the family books.
I was moved to tears by the simple book. The illustrations are a wonderful fit.Published 2 months ago by not shy
This is not only a book about a subculture of the 1930s (and a little about today)--mountain folk, hillbillies, the very rural or isolated, maybe even the inner-city--but about the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Charnock
This is an amazing story of what women did during the civil war times. Incredible dedication to a true need. Read morePublished 9 months ago by nancy h. greene
Simple book, good values. Displays the power of living one's beliefs for making changes in others' lives. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Allen Brosious
Used books are a way to add to your library without spending a fortune! I recommmend this to everyone.
A stellar combination of history and bibliophilia. Cal's "accent" throughout the book really brings him to life. Highly recommended for the reluctant young reader in your life!Published on November 17, 2012 by Ilana Waters
I love this book! Read it with a student as a mentor and fell in love with it and the illustrations. There really were book women so this is beautifully told story. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by B. Spencer
Heather Henson, That Book Woman (Atheneum, 2008)
Of the latest humongous batch of kidlit I picked up from the library, this ended up being my favorite. Read more