Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Bobbin Girl

The Bobbin Girl

1996 Picture Books
Ages: 7 - 10 yrs.
By: Emily Arnold McCully
ISBN: 0-8037-1827-6
Hardcover Price: $15.99
In her story about the women and girls who kept the 19th century textile factories of Lowell, Massachusetts spinning, McCulley's paintings flood the workers' faces with light. They become beacons of courage and feeling, hemmed in by the bleak walls of factories with dark, soulless windows. Drawn from the historical account of one of the bobbin girls in the mills, the work is sturdy, graceful, touching.
John Cech   ©1996 Parents' Choice
John Cech is a professor of English at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is the author of a number of children's books and, most recently, of Angels and Wild Things, a scholarly study of the works of Maurice Sendak. (1996 bio)

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