Apr 06, 09
Read in April, 2009
This book has beautiful lithograph illustrations done by the always highly-skilled Ruth Chrisman Gannett, and the style of language employed by author Carolyn Sherwin Bailey is equally beautiful. The style of the story is highly unusual, and very different from what I was expecting, but it will make a good read for all sorts of people for a long time to come. I would not have given Miss Hickory the Newbery Medal in 1947 (in deference to the amazing "The Wonderful Year" by Nancy Barnes), but I did like reading it.