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High as a Hawk by T.A. Barron
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Feb 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, childrens, historical-fiction, other-usa
Recommended for: parents reading with their children
Read on January 29, 2012 , read count: 1

This is an inspirational story about am eight-year-old girl who climbs to the summit of Longs Peak in Colorado in September 1905, the youngest person ever to do so. The narrative is engaging and dramatic in parts and particularly heartwrenching as well. The illustrations are gorgeous and very realistic, with an artful use of light and shadows throughout. I kept wondering what was up with Harriet's bonnet, but it appears to be a faithful rendition of what she wore (there's a photo of Enos and Harriet at the summit in the back of the book with the author's note.) Overall, it's an interesting story and we really enjoyed reading it together.

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