Genre #9 -- Women's Lives
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The first word that comes to my mind about this books is "delightful". Though I'm not sure how Gibbons manages to write a book about an orphan girl who gets tossed from one cruddy family member to the next, yet still leave me with the word "delightful" after reading it. The first-person narrating is expertly and realistically done, and you can't help being drawn in by Ellen's story. Ellen's is a story of suffering, yet her attitude is one of victory. I challenge you to read this book and not fall in love with Ellen.
This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.
Welcome to Mrs. Brecht's Bookshelf. Here you can read reviews of books that I read personally and books that I enjoy reading to my sons. Read more about our Caldecott journey here and about my decision to read banned/challenged books here. I'll also periodically post fun reading-related activities and ideas. Who knows, I may even start doing some book giveaways if I get enough readers!