Strawberry Girl: Pay No Attention to the Cover

A reviewer on Amazon mentioned that Lois Lenski’s Strawberry Girl has the most misleading cover ever. I completely agree. The cover (not to mention the title) of this Newbery novel from 1945 gives the impression that this would be a sweet little book of exactly the sort that never quite makes it to the top

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Sidney and Norman–A Brief Review

It’s not hard to find children’s stories with good morals. The great majority, in fact, are quite moral, demonstrating that loyalty, helpfulness, thriftiness, persistence, tolerance or some other positive character trait is rewarded in the end. I am not opposed to good morals in children’s picture books. On the other hand, I’m not especially

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