That Book Woman (Paperback)
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|Henson collaborates with Caldecott Medalist Small for a book that honors the courageous work of the Pack House Librarians, who during the Depression carried books to such remote regions of America as the Appalachian Mountains. Full color.|
From the Publisher:
Offers the story of the Pack Horse Librarian who traveled to remote regions throughout the United States during the Depression to deliver books and a stubborn boy who refused to give reading a try. 50,000 first printing.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.
Often ill as a child, author and illustrator David Small spent many hours confined to his bed where he drew pictures to help pass the time. He has said that he had a difficult time at school and did not feel completely comfortable in an educational setting until he began taking art classes at Wayne State University. After receiving a B.F.A. from Wayne State, Small studied art at Yale where he received his M.F.A. and also worked as an assistant professor of art. His illustrations for Judith St. George's SO YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT earned that book the 2000 Caldecott Medal.
"Complementing Cal's authentically childlike thoughts, Small's deft, rough-edged lines and masterful watercolors convey even more than Henson's carefully honed text." 11/1/08