That Book Woman

by Heather Henson

Illustrations by David Small

First Release:

November 2008

ISBN: 9781416908128

Cal's sister "would keep her nose a-twixt the pages of a book daybreak to dusky dark if Mama would allow." Not Cal, though. He can't read; he doesn't see any use for the "chicken scratch" that appears in books, and he has no interest in sitting "stoney-still." But then the Book Woman starts coming 'round, riding up the steep Appalachian mountain on horseback. Every two weeks she brings books for Cal's family-traveling through rain, fog, cold, and snow. Author's note. Full-color ink, watercolor, and pastel chalk illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781416908128
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Atheneum
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 10" x 8"
    Dewey Classification: E
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.3, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.5, Points: 1
    Lexile: Level: AD920L
    Awards & Honors: NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2009, History/Life and Culture in the Americas
    Genre: Fiction.
  • Book reviews from Junior Library Guild, School Library Journal, and The Horn Book Magazine are available to JLG Members only.

    Already a member? Click here to login.

Awards & Honors
Potentially Sensitive Areas

Category Price


12 books / $14.80 a book

Add I to Cart Add I to Wishlist

Print Book Price

List Price $16.99
JLG Member Price $5.00

Out of Stock

Add Book to Wishlist