Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel

By Leslie Connor
Picture Books

Great illustrations made from woodcuts go along with this story about a young immigrant. When she leaves home in 1856, rather than bringing a clock or porcelain figure as a keepsake of her old home in Ireland, the practical Miss Bridie selects a shovel to accompany her to a new life in America in 1856. Children will be engaged as they follow the eventful, inspiring life of this woman and the ways she uses the shovel.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Period 19th Century, Mid-1800s
Genre Historical Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Hard to Find
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3.5 Literary Value
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