Dear Hank Williams
Dear Tate P. Ellerbee,
I just now finished reading your story. I’m a sucker for stories like yours. I think if we would ever meet someday that we would become great friends.
You love your momma like I love mine. And even though our mommas are in different places, we miss them the same. You can’t wait to see your momma when she comes home, and I can’t wait to see mine when I go home.
Your love for dogs and other creatures match mine. It breaks my heart to see an animal without a hom ...more
My favorite quote:
"A dog pours a pitcher of love into the lonesome spots of your life". So true.
Source: I received this book from the publisher through Shelf Awareness in exchange for review consideration. This in no way affects my review; all opinions are my own. Thank you, Henry Holt and Company!
Dear Hank Williams is a lovely little romp set in 1948 Louisiana. Tate P. Ellerbee’s teacher has her entire class write to a pen pal. For their assignment, some children pick family members they don’t see often,
This is the epitome of spunky-girl historical fiction, which is pretty much my favourite kind of fiction, but the book doesn't bring anything new to the genre. You've got a girl with a spunky name (Tate P. Ellerbee) and a big imagination telling her story with the slightest of twists--the story is meted out in a series of letters. The missives she writes to Hank Williams in 1948 and 49 are full of cutesy b ...more
Through Tate's letters, answered only with autographed photos, we learn what life i ...more
This is a very slow paced book, even with it being s ...more
The author's note at the end of the book is very helpful because Ms. Holt explains her experiences with her research on several plot and character elements of the book.
Eleven-year-old Tate P. Ellerbee who lives in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, gets an assignment to write letters for her sixth-grade class. Tate knows straight away that she will write Hank Williams, a singer who she listens to on The Louisiana Hayride. She believes through her letters, they can be the best of friends.
Through heartfelt letters that express her true feelings through thick and thin, Tate learns that even those who are lost, are still forever in her heart. Tate learns to fa ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. MG with girl who had a little brother, and a mother who sold makeup. Huge twist! I think it was a historical fiction. [s]||8||70||Dec 30, 2019 04:48PM|