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Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel (04 Edition)

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"'She could have picked a chiming clock or a porcelain figurine, but Miss Bridie chose a shovel back in 1856,' opens Connor's beguiling first children's book, which uses the single detail of the shovel to illuminate the whole of an immigrant's lifetime of pluck, struggle and grace. As Caldecott Medalist Azarian's (Snowflake Bentley) trademark woodcuts evoke a homespun beauty from her period settings, Connor describes Miss Bridie leaning on the shovel as she rocks in her cabin, crossing the Atlantic on a ship bound for New York; digging out a little garden behind the shop where she works and selling the plants she grows; and scraping the snow from the river in the city park, so she can skate — and, in the process, meets the man she will marry. Miss Bridie and her husband move to the country, run a farm and have children, and while their fortunes do not always run smoothly, Miss Bridie's self-reliance only grows stronger. When lightning strikes and fire destroys the barn, Miss Bridie searches through the ashes to find her shovel blade (an illustration to the left of one spread shows the couple stooping amid the smoldering rubble), then fashions a new handle (in the facing illustration, Miss Bridie works resolutely with her tools, the frame of a barn in clear view out her window). The well-turned, lilting narrative and beautifully matched artwork offer a stirring portrait of a woman of inspiring resourcefulness; the pronounced vertical format subtly emphasizes the heroine's ability to stand tall. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The journey begins for a young immigrant named Miss Bridie. It is a journey of hope and uncertainty, a journey that will take her to a new land, a new home, andand#151;if she has chosen wiselyand#151;a good life.

With elegant woodcuts, Caldecott medalist Mary Azarian brings to life Leslie Connorand#8217;s spare story of a life rich with blessings, yet not without challenges. Here is a lyrical tribute to the millions of immigrants who left their homes to begin anew in Americaand#151;and an enchanting look at how one woman carves out a life with the help of a common shovel.

About the Author

Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian is a consummate gardener and a skilled and original woodblock artist. Many of her prints are heavily influenced by her love of gardening, and her turn-of-the-century farmhouse is surrounded by gardens that reveal an artist's vision. Mary Azarian received the 1999 Caldecott Medal for SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. She lives, skis, and gardens in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618305643
ill.:
Azarian, Mary
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Azarian, Mary
Author:
Azarian, Mary
Author:
Connor, Leslie
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Shovels
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
2003-4108
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.0 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'She could have picked a chiming clock or a porcelain figurine, but Miss Bridie chose a shovel back in 1856,' opens Connor's beguiling first children's book, which uses the single detail of the shovel to illuminate the whole of an immigrant's lifetime of pluck, struggle and grace. As Caldecott Medalist Azarian's (Snowflake Bentley) trademark woodcuts evoke a homespun beauty from her period settings, Connor describes Miss Bridie leaning on the shovel as she rocks in her cabin, crossing the Atlantic on a ship bound for New York; digging out a little garden behind the shop where she works and selling the plants she grows; and scraping the snow from the river in the city park, so she can skate — and, in the process, meets the man she will marry. Miss Bridie and her husband move to the country, run a farm and have children, and while their fortunes do not always run smoothly, Miss Bridie's self-reliance only grows stronger. When lightning strikes and fire destroys the barn, Miss Bridie searches through the ashes to find her shovel blade (an illustration to the left of one spread shows the couple stooping amid the smoldering rubble), then fashions a new handle (in the facing illustration, Miss Bridie works resolutely with her tools, the frame of a barn in clear view out her window). The well-turned, lilting narrative and beautifully matched artwork offer a stirring portrait of a woman of inspiring resourcefulness; the pronounced vertical format subtly emphasizes the heroine's ability to stand tall. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
The journey begins for a young immigrant named Miss Bridie. It is a journey of hope and uncertainty, a journey that will take her to a new land, a new home, andand#151;if she has chosen wiselyand#151;a good life.

With elegant woodcuts, Caldecott medalist Mary Azarian brings to life Leslie Connorand#8217;s spare story of a life rich with blessings, yet not without challenges. Here is a lyrical tribute to the millions of immigrants who left their homes to begin anew in Americaand#151;and an enchanting look at how one woman carves out a life with the help of a common shovel.

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