Archive for the ‘Girls’ Category

The Bobbin Girl

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
At age ten, Rebecca is the youngest worker at a cotton mill in the 1830s. When the mill owners decide to lower wages, the women who work there do something unprecedented –they walk out in protest. Though their heroic stand costs them their jobs, Rebecca learns an important lesson in standing up for what is right. Based on actual events. Recommended for ages 6-10.

Fanny’s Dream

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
Fanny is a country girl with big dreams –someday she will marry a prince, or at least the mayor’s son, and live a life of ease. But when her fairy god mother fails to appear, Fanny settles for the young farmer next door. Years pass and Fanny stuggles the best she can to raise her family and scrape a living out of the ground. Then suddenly one night, Fanny’s fairy god mother belatedly appaers offering her the opportunity she always dreamed of. But, will Fanny accept it now? This delightful story stands Cinderella up on end. Recommended for ages 4-8.