Sunday, October 26, 2008

That Book Woman

That Book Woman by Heather Henson, David Small (Illustrator)
A family living in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1930s gets books to read during the regular visits of the "Book Woman"--a librarian who rides a pack horse through the mountains, lending books to the isolated residents. Read the history of the Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky here.

1 comment:

Kirkus Reviews said...

...Small's illustrations, combining ink, watercolor and chalk, add an appropriately earthy warmth, complementing the precise prose beautifully. Every line oozes character: The hound dog's ears flop like nobody's business, and Cal's face in the foreground displays every emotion as he moves from scowling suspicion to wonder.