My 4 year old really likes this book. A true and sweet story.
In this fictionalized retelling of an event that occurred in the summer of 1783, three-year-old Sarah Whitcher wanders into the New Hampshire woods and disappears. After four days, a community search party comes upon Sarah's footprints with bear tracks beside them, and concludes the worst: "She's been torn to pieces!" The next day, a stranger appears, claiming that he has seen the child in a dream. The vision leads to Sarah's rescue, and the community celebrates her safe return with a great feast. Readers will be intrigued by the authors' real-life connection to the story's heroine (Sarah is an ancestor of sisters Kinsey and Kinsey-Warnock). Although Rand's watercolors include some cliched poses (as when Sarah curls up beside the bear with her hands neatly clasped under her head), their luminous gray-green palette is appropriately woodsy. Without being overtly cute, Sarah's ursine rescuer is a particularly benign and cozy presence. Plainly told, this sturdy tale exudes comfort. Ages 4-8.
Great book to sneak in an obedience lesson to 3-4 year olds.
Conservative in lifestyle. Illustrations captivating for our 2-8 year old.
A favorite at our house.
Sweet story. True story of a 3 year old girl who was lost in the woods and a bog brown dog stayed with her for 4 days! :-)