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.