That Book Woman

That Book Woman

Book - 2008 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781416908128
1416908129
Branch Call Number: E HEN
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Small, David 1945-

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SusanJ_124
Dec 13, 2018

I think this is an important story to tell. However, I never liked or even warmed up to the narrator/protagonist in the story, which for me detracted from my enjoyment of the book.

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miaone
Sep 26, 2018

I recently learned on NPR about the Depression-era librarians on horseback in Appalachia. I was so proud of those gutsy women! This children's book brings out part of the story, told through the eyes of a small boy whose home in Kentucky is visited by the librarians. I wish the book had been longer, or that there existed a book for adults on the subject. It's a story that is crying out to be written!

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Biblioteca617
Nov 14, 2017

I fell in love with this book! It really touched me. I read this book to my son and I read it to him in a country voice based on the dialogue of the book.

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Mum_of_2
Feb 16, 2012

I really liked this story. I had no idea there were pack horse librarians in the 1930's. Interesting story!

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