When her younger sister cuts her leg in an accident, Maisie uses the knowledge of herbal medicine she learned from their mother, a healer in their mountain community.
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Grade 1-4-- Two sisters who live with their mother in an isolated mountain setting are approaching the brink of their young womanhood. The mother is the wise woman whose knowledge of plant medicine is a valued skill; Callie, dramatic and daring, longs to leave the mountain and seek her fortune in the city; Maisie, the timid narrator, can't even bear to stand on the rope bridge that leads across the gorge. One night, Mama leaves the girls alone to tend a neighbor in childbirth, and Callie's boldness changes in a moment to rashness. When she is injured, Maisie is placed in the position of responsibility. She realizes that crossing the dangerous bridge at night in bad weather to get help is impossible for her. Instead, she uses what she learned from her mother to make a poultice and tea for Callie, and arrives at her own future course. Mama pronounces the story's epigram: "There is more than one way to cross a bridge." Talifero's understated paintings begin with marbled backgrounds in strong pastel tints. Human and animal figures are lightly suggested with spare strokes and multiple colors. A complex picture book for readers young and old. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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Softly colored, dreamlike images flavor the (somewhat long) atmospheric story of a girl who must conquer her fear of a rickety bridge to summon help for her injured sister. Ages 7-9.
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Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 1991. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0876146531
Book Description Carolrhoda Books, 1991. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Gerald Talifero (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0876146531