I was looking for books the other day to read. And one of my coworkers pointed out Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt. The way she recommended it to me was: everyone on staff who has read this has loved it!
High praise I thought. She went on to tell me a little about it. It is a beautiful graphic novel/ picture book about girl’s friendship body image and Jane Austen. Great message about self image and the power of friendship.
So, now I am passing along this book to you! I hope you enjoy it! And let us know….we want to add to our recommendation on it: Every one of our customers who has read this has also loved it!
But I haven’t had a chance yet to read Jane, The Fox & Me because I was too busy reading The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmory.
This is the true story of “green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions” who did a very simple thing. She planted trees. But she did it in San Diego—a desert town. Being a woman during the 1870’s and 1880’s was hard enough. But being a woman interested in science was even harder. She took on naysayers and wrote to gardeners around the world to help her with her dream. A dream that she worked on until her death in 1940.
Two very different books about two different people but both most excellent stories. Ones worth sharing for many years to come.
And you can find both of these, books about amazing women, graphic novels or science on the shelves of the Northshire Bookstore!