Ludmila and her family live in the ancient Russian town of Suzdal. The young girl cares for the animals and grows fruit and vegetables on a small plot of land. She rescues a homeless dog she calls Vladimir from the cold and introduces him to all the inhabitants of Ludmila's barn which includes three hens, two cows, and one very contrary goose. Set against a beautifully drawn backdrop of Russian buildings, belltowers, windmills, and monasteries, Ludmila's Way is a charming story of sharing, generosity, and harmony. --Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI, USA)
About the Author
The author, Linda Talley was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She holds a master's degree in English Language and Literature and is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She currently resides in the Missouri Ozarks, where she works as a freelance writer and pursues her interests in cooking, gardening and botany. Her many books for children include Bea's own good, Plato's Journey, Thank You Meiling, Toad in Town, Bastet
and Feathers at Las Flores.
The illustrator, Andra Chase, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she attended the John McCrady Art School. She now lives in Kansas, where she has continued her study of art and art history and works as an illustrator and designer of printed media. Her paintings have been exhibited in juried and solo shows throughout the Midwest. Chase has illustrated numerous books for children, including Jomo and Mata, Inger's Promise, Jackson's Plan, Emily Breaks Free and Feathers at Las Flores.