Thursday, March 26, 2009
Hattie Brookes really weaved through my head as I kept reading. I found myself say one rainy day, "Lucky Hattie! Her wish for rain has come true!" I found it fascinating how Kirby Larson used the dialog she used. It made it seem as if little Mattie, funny Rooster Jim, mean Traft Martin, or sweet Perilee were talking in the same room that I was reading in! I realy enjoyed reading Hattie Big Sky.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thanks to Kirby Larson, the author of HATTIE BIG SKY, for answering the Bookaneers' questions about her book!
Kirby: No!!! I am a big chicken when it comes to being alone on strange property. . . though, I am pretty stubborn and if someone told me I couldn't do it, I might try, just to show them.Kirby: I do love the scene where the wolf gets Violet's tail. But I do think the favorite part was finishing.
Monday, March 16, 2009
The book all starts when 16-year-old Hattie tries to prove up a claim for land on her own. She meets a wonderful neighboring family who help Hattie whenever she needs it. There is also a character named Traft Martin, a devious young man. On Hattie’s road to hopeful success in proving up her claim, Traft tries to stop her and Hattie’s neighboring family suddenly gets sick. Soon Hattie learns the true meaning of friendship and why life matters so much.
I loved this book because of the wonderful plot and the complicated characters. This book is realistic fiction. 10-16-year-olds should read this. If you liked this book, you would love The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman!
Thank you all and may peace be with you,
SH, The Avid Reader