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Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

Fall 2004 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Leslie Connor
Illustrator: Mary Azarian
ISBN: 0618305645
Hardcover Price: $16.00
Back in 1856 when Miss Bridie was ready to emmigrate, she could have chosen to take a chiming clock or a porcelain figurine. No, she wisely chose a shovel from the peg in the barn. With her small bundle and shovel, she arrives in New York City. This shovel is the practical instrument that helps her cope through all the following stages of her well- lived life.

The sometimes exciting, always complex framed woodcuts by the illustrator, painted with muted colors, perfectly capture the old-fashioned milieu of this fine linear story.

Kemie Nix   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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