Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.
This book gives us Bonnie Fairchild’s first year at school, in the Kentucky hills in the early 1900s. It’s a sweet story with nice illustrations, and Caudill has an ear for the language. I do like her more adult books better as this one felt a bit thin at times. [Jan 2011]