Author: N. M. Bodecker
Illustrator: Erik Blegvad
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry, 1998 (originally written in 1975)
Themes: poetry, married life, New England
Opening: American history is filled with stories of brave and powerful men…but have you ever wondered where the women are?
Summary: (from my library catalog) A woman frantically rushes to prepare for the fast-approaching winter while her husband sits idly by.
I like this book because: Let’s just say I can easily empathize with Mary! Ha! I love the depiction of the change of seasons in Erik Blegvad’s New England, and the simple understated humor in both words and text. I won’t spoil the ending, but I do hope you can get hold of a copy to find out!
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