One of those "great American novels" that people are always talking about. Do yourself a favor and read this book...then go see the musical they made from it. It's completely brilliant, a very good representation of the events of this historical novel.
I think the author's definition of what qualifies as a good book didn't jibe with mine, but in any case I really didn't like this book! I stopped halfway through, which I almost never do. Ironically, it was one of the tenets of the author that prompted me to do it: she says that a sign of maturity and freedom is to be able to set a book down that you don't like, no matter how much or little time you have invested in it. So I got some good advice after all!
For those who are only familiar with Roald Dahl as a children's book author...you will be pleasantly surprised at the way his devilish humor translates to his short stories for adults. (Please note: this book is 56 pages long).
This is a brilliant Young Adult book, and a deserving winner of the Newberry Award for American Children's LIterature. Love, orphans, Puritans, Quakers and suspected witchcraft all make this a must-read.
This book is so fantastic. As someone whose family is growing with babies being born to someone, somewhere, all the time, it is perfect to flip through and find a cute knitted gift. There are enough patterns in here to keep a knitter busy for months and months, especially because some of them are so precious, you'll want to knit them again and again.
The chapters are split into different parts of the world, with a little knitted doll for each, and the animals of that region in pattern after. Brilliant. I especially love the mama and baby koala. Also helpfully split into three different categories of difficulty so you know what you are getting yourself into!
I love that this book is tiny enough to fit in my bag. When I first started writing, it went wherever I went. It's the full text of this wonderful book that combines a certain spirituality with the art of writing, but it's pocket sized! Perfect.