Monday, June 27, 2016

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor illustrated by Mary Azarian*

Miss Bridie leaves her country to live in the United States in 1856.  She could take with her a clock or porcelain figurine as a memento of her home.  Instead she chooses a shovel.  She chooses wisely.
Ms. Connor tells about Miss Bridie's life in the new world and how the shovel assists her throughout her entire life.
A clever way to tell the story of immigration and someone's life.
Love the woodcut illustrations by Mary Azarian (the same illustrator for Snowflake Bentley!).
-Borrowed from the library.
*Highly recommend.
Strategy: sequencing

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