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That Book Woman

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781416908128
Author(s): Heather Henson
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2008
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Dimensions: 260 x 208 x 11 (w x l x h)
Pages: 40
Pages: 4-8

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Description:
Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that's not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish — or is she braver than he ever thought?

"That Book Woman" is a rare and moving tale that honors a special part of American history — the Pack Horse Librarians, who helped untold numbers of children see the stories amid the chicken scratch, and thus made them into lifetime readers.

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