In a country town, a little girl reads whenever she can, and listens to the stories that her grandparents tell. Might she grow up to be a writer? Parting the curtain on her own youth, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan—author of Sarah, Plain and Tall—offers readers 4 to 8 an affectionate portrait of the importance of family and the power of the word as an inspiration for girls, readers, and dreamers of every sort. Chris Sheban's watercolor and pencil drawings create a dreamy, nostalgic tableau of rural America.
"Lovely scenes are balanced with amusing ones, giving this expressive picture book its irresistible, down-to-earth charm."—Booklist (starred review)