Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Dear Ms. Swistock - I love you !

Dear Ms. Swistock of Jefferson Madison Regional Library, I do really, truly adore you.

You just made my day.

School Library Journal

Gr 3 4—P (short for Princess) wants a pet, but her father believes that any animal on their Oklahoma farm has to earn its keep. While he is away on combat duty, P loses sight of this rule when she begins caring for an orphaned opossum. P and Ike grow attached as she hand-feeds him and takes him everywhere. Of course, P knows she cannot keep Ike forever and soon she is forced to choose between doing what is right and doing what she wants. The conclusion of the story shows P learning an important lesson about doing what is right even when it is incredibly hard and is told in a way that is both touching and suspenseful.—Elizabeth Swistock, Jefferson Madison Regional Library, Charlottesville, VA

5 comments:

Heidi Willis said...

Woo HOO!!! Virginians are awesome. :) And your book deserves every one of the praises it gets!

Stephen Parrish said...

Toldja you'd get good reviews. More will come.

Heidi the Hick said...

I agree with the smart lady!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss jen! i just want to tell you i got my possum book and i got started reading it and i love it.
...hugs from lenny

JKB said...

Heidis, and Stephen, you all rock!

Lenny, YOU have made me SO NERVOUS!!! :-D I can't wait to see what you think!